A Poem by Dan Cowan

There was a time once
when my arms ran red with want
that ink had stained my mind and confusion reigned
in the blaze of hope defunct
Demons awoke behind my eyes
bearing fruit that noxiously wise
They peddled their poison and readied chains
to snare me with horror's guise

I floundered in the fire
Jabbed and stuck with briars
I groaned
Pulling open red lines
Rusted razors
With pain, I was blind
Casket maker

Then there came a time
when I exhumed the will to fight
and prayed in earnest for the night to break
by the grace of Jesus Christ
Now lifted from the fire
and climbing ever higher
with a spine of stone that refuses to shake
I cry 'Put me in the fire!'

I crave the muck and mire
tests by trials of fire
Now unafraid of the path of pain
I beg the fist to hit me harder
Bring me Hell and vipers
Bring me skies of stormy weather
Bring me leech and freezing rain
and watch my God arise the victor

But make no mistake, my friend
it is not my spine that contends
but the power of Christ that destroyed the grave
that gives me the will to not bend
It was by fire that I nearly died
and by fire that I stand upright
So if you want a spine that welcomes the flame
find courage in Jesus Christ

For He has made my spine like stone
and it's in the fire that I now call home

© 2018 Dan Cowan

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Wonderful words of an overcommer ...when u know and have experienced the power and victory of the blood there is no power stronger not to mention the Link shall go through the fire but you shall not get burnt...amazing testimony 🌹

Posted 1 Year Ago

Dan Cowan

1 Year Ago

As with Light, I'm sorry for taking forever to get back to you. But thank you for the read and the c.. read more
"to raise in pain" is the sentence that holds all Your poem, and I felt the ectasy of being "overwhelmed" with pain that Your spirit rise, and rise... and You say, "give me more", to reach this stage, You must been through a lot, all I can wish for You but the peace of mind and soul my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Dan Cowan

1 Year Ago

Thank you much! Sorry for taking so long to comment haha

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Added on February 13, 2018
Last Updated on February 27, 2018


Dan Cowan
Dan Cowan

New Castle, PA

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