July 13, 2020

Wind And Rain



Written and performed by
Tom Balistreri.






It’s a long long road that we must travel,
With toil and danger on the way.
Full of mysteries we must unravel
if we’re not to go astray.

We chart our course,
assuming fair weather,
Yet we find many storms arise.
Still we venture on,
despite the pressure,
waiting to see clearer skies.

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Through the wind and the rain
we’ll keep on pressing.
Maybe slow but steady on.
Through the dark of night,
we keep progressing,
toward the light of the dawn.

If we fall,
we arise and we shall recover,
Shake off the dust and move along.
We’ve only this time,
there won’t be another,
so we all must be strong.

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You can seek advice,
you can walk with another,
as you journey toward your home.
But ultimately even with a brother,
you must walk alone.

Through day and night,
drawing ever closer,
forward bravely suppressing fear.
Always remembering,
as your progressing,
the end is drawing near.

Ruminate Less - (By Tom Balistreri)

One should not pause or hesitate,
or endlessly ruminate.
Time passes fast in this life.
Don’t hesitate to turn to Christ.

July 12, 2020

From Your Prayer Closet - (By Tom Balistreri)

Every word said in your prayer closet,
is heard and answered for the Lord deposits,
blessings and grace that rains down from above,
to His children that He loves.

July 10, 2020

Be Not Chaotic - (By Tom Balistreri)

Let your heart be not chaotic,
with anguish that will not cease.
But rest in Jesus Christ,
and dwell in peace.

It passes all understanding,
yet dwells in the humble and the awed.
It's rest in the Holy Spirit,
and the comfort of God.

July 7, 2020

The Train Song - (Sung Live by Tom Balistreri)

I sing here a song I wrote about the life of railroad workers called,
"The Train Song."
Thanks for watching and listening.
Tom Balistreri




The Better Way - (By Tom Balistreri)

Far from the path,
I wandered,
into the briars and the thorns.
Drifting from the direction,
For which I was born.

But then the Lord saved me,
from continuing astray.
He's renewed my life,
and shown me,
His is the better way.

July 5, 2020

The Sacred - (By Tom Balistreri)

Thy Sacred heart,
You freely gave.
By Thy great love,
all men are saved.

Thank You for
Your tender care,
and eternal life,
You sacrificed to share.

July 4, 2020

You Are Original - (by Tom Balistreri)

With history and ancestry,
endless people lived and died.
Yet despite the many,
one needs to realize.

The truth is marvelous,
wonderful and mystical,
that your life is unique,
and you are original.

July 3, 2020

Life Or Death - (by Tom Balistreri)

The choice is set before you.
The path of life or death.
You are free to choose.
To which will you
give breath?

God has show the way,
but will not force you
to make the choice.
Will you follow the wide path?
Or the be wise and rejoice.

July 2, 2020

Clean Again - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Lord took my soul,
stained with sin,
and made it clean,
and new again.

Removed the doubt,
that gave me strife,
and replaced it with 
faith and life.

July 1, 2020

I Will Jump - (by Tom BalistrerI)

Across the chasm,
jump I must,
I do in faith,
in Christ I trust.

I will proceed,
ignore the fear,
knowing that,
my God is near.

June 30, 2020

The Seeker - (By Tom Balistreri)

I seek your glory.
I seek your face.
Remove me from
this worldly place.

Into your presence,
where troubles cease,
and love abides
with perfect peace.

June 29, 2020

No Second Thoughts - (By Tom Balistreri)

One needs to follow,
without second thoughts.
To seek the Lord,
as one ought.

He is the way ,
the truth and life.
He will lead,
you in His light.

Do not be,
of double mind,
but leave the foolish,
ways behind.

June 28, 2020

Waiting Gracefully - (by Tom Balistreri)

Lord,
I do not know,
or understand,
your mighty works,
or wondrous plans.
Help me to be,
what I must,
increase in me,
patience and trust.