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Below is the poem entitled Changed which was written by poet Carl Fraser. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I remember the early  days of my youth
I struggled hard to find the truth
I looked for answers high and low
I prayed God would hear me here below
I rebelled  against conformity, and societies curse
I  rejected authority and life got worse
I had a reputation in my home town
I never let anyone talk me down
I found one day when they finally left me alone
I never had visitors, no one would phone
I became despondant and tried to end the pain
I wanted to put a bullet through my worn out brain
I cried out to God for a last straw to grasp
I found Jesus that day and held him fast

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Hello Carl, long time no see ... Congratulations, :)on having your poem Featured on the Soups Home Page.... enjoy your coming week. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Nice poem. God bless. Indeed, God is a good shepherd. May God lead those children who've been lost in their paths. :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, and with God anything is possible, congratulation on your featured poem... Ellie

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:58:00 PM
    Beautiful testimony!

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 12:25:00 AM
    That's the way life goes I think?

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Looooove this poem! Well done, Carl. :) Such a pleasure to stop by and read some of your work today. Hugs!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:45:00 AM
    An honest poem so inspiring but d way u built it up is awesome!! Kudos. I hope u read mine too.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:44:00 AM
    - We have a lot of questions while growing up, wondering what, where and why .... - Glad you found your answer. - Nice poem Carl! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)