Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems

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Hope

All was bleak
Despondent, darkness everywhere
Only heard depression speak
My pleas to God--total despair

Your kingdom is joy and peace
Why do I have none?
Crushing oppression doesn't cease
Where are the promises of your Son?

Hope--Where has it gone?
Faith is draining slowly away
My soul cries out, I'm undone
Lord God please help me pray

Then I hear
I love you, child
No need to fear
You're just tired

Start leaning on Me
Not your own strength or ability
I've already set you free
Rely on MY creativity

Mercy removed the sadness dart
Grace healed my fearful wound
Gladness filled my heart
Drenched me with gratitude

Chains of hopelessness break
Such liberty! I'm truly free!
I made a horrible mistake
My God would NEVER abandon me

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch
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I Wrote a Book!

Believe it or not, I wrote a book! It’s been years in the making, but finally I am holding a printed copy in my hands. It’s an inspirational fantasy. Of course, it has a couple of poems in it…couldn’t resist the opportunity to publish a poem or two. You can read more about it on my website at https://www.revcherylbirch.org/thatcher-trilogy or on my Amazon Author’s page.

It’s available for $9.99 on Kindle, Nook, and Apple iBooks. The paperback is sold online by most booksellers including Walmart Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Alibris . Right now Walmart has a great price and free shipping as does AbeBooks.

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Next time, I will be back to posting poetry. I just wanted to share my exciting news about Thatcher with all of you.

Summer Burst





Summer burst
Blaze of sun
Temps rising
Pool splashing fun

Water the lawn
Pull those weeds
Enjoy the flowers
Stifle a sneeze

Grab a hat
Sunblock too
Bar-B-Que party
Just me and you

Memory treasures
All heaven sent
Life's little pleasures
God's gifts evident
Copyright 2022 Cheryl S Birch
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Strengthening – Enduring

He stood before me
Tall and glowing
His love engulfed me
Flowing, flowing

Hand that touched me
Tender and assuring
His joy filled me
Strengthening, enduring

His smile washed me
Peace and serenity
It is well with me
Now and for eternity

Copyright 2022 Cheryl S. Birch

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Hummingbird Happiness

In the middle of pain
A daily miracle occurs
From my window I see
Hummingbird twirls and swirls

She comes, then he
They hover and dart
Drinking of nectar
Before they depart

During their visits
I can't help but smile
Hummingbird happiness
Lifts the pain for awhile

Thank God or His Joy
Built into creation
Tiny birds reflect Him
Gift of love and inspiration

copyright 2022 Cheryl S Birch
photo from Project Feeder Watch

His Lavish Scenery

Rocking in my garden chair
Kitty comes to visit
Day is breezy and fair
Spring has burst it’s prison

Rhaphiolepis lift up pink heads
Orange trees are in bloom
Green sprouts dot new flower beds
Flying bugs dart and zoom

Sunshine fills a cloudless sky
My heart warms from within
God’s faithfulness to you and I
His gifts abound despite our sin

Such beauty all around
Every day a new adventure
Stunning views, colors astound
His love pours out of nature

Join me in His greenery
Among the swaying trees
Breathe in His lavish scenery
Sit humbly at His knees.

Copyright 2021 Cheryl S Birch
Photo taken by author

Joy Drenches

And then I saw a hummingbird
Darting - Diving - Hovering
Interested in a camellia bud
Brilliant pink in green covering

Just beyond, geraniums stand
Red bursts of bloom
Seem to hold hands
Next to a purple lily plume

Spring winds toss the bushes
Trees still bare sway
Greenish buds on their branches
Promise many a warm day

How I love my garden
Such life and hope is there
Sitting amongst God's creation
Joy drenches my garden chair


Copyright 2021 Cheryl S. Birch
Photo taken by author

Flower Joy

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Flower joy Red and yellow Blue and lilac Lovely and mellow

Peachy begonias Smile in the sun White roses My heart they've won

Lantana oh so purple Oleander shock of pink Petunias syrupy sweet Pansies bob and wink

Busy bees and butterflies Hop from bloom to bloom Vinca's stand up tall Marigolds a colorful plume

Such a show of color Painted by our God On a green background With His glorious rod

Copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch Photo by Cheryl S Birch

A Bird’s Day

Twitters and flutters
Soaring and flying
Darting hoppers
Jumping and fighting

Eyeing Bugs
Splashing in waters
Pecking at slugs
Fence top squatters

Busy beauty
Colorful wings
Nesting duty
Joyfully sings

Thanking God
With amazement
Must applaud
Such grand entertainment!

Copyrighted 2020 Cheryl S Birch
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In Him, I Win

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It’s morning
Sunrise was golden peach
Still I’m frowning
Incessant pain’s no treat

Though days are lovely
They are hard
Surrounded by beauty
Can’t enjoy it, I’m marred

Shed lots of tears
Begged God for healing
Lived in fears
Emotions reeling

It’s hard to trust
That God has a plan
But, trust Him I must
So little help from man

Another day dawn
Hope on the horizon
He’s keeping me strong
My heart beats on

Out of the blue
Peace encompassed me
Jesus’ love sure and true
Poured out bountifully

I won’t give up
Nor will I give in
My God holds me up
In HIM I win!

copyright 2020 Cheryl S Birch
photo found on Google labeled for reuse

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