February 20, 2019

Poetic Pretension - (by tom balistreri)

The inclination to give perception,
of eloquent literary invention,
may cause an author's attention,
to submit to poetic pretension.

The serious poets curse,
may be to write in fanciful verse.
With works that appear,
a mix of King James and Shakespeare.

Though temptation may beguile,
still I resist that style.
Perhaps because my muse,
is closer to Seuss.

The Shadow Of The Almighty - (a poem by tom balistreri)

He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.
For in the hands of God,
are the souls of the just.

Safe from deadly pestilence,
and from the fowler’s snare.
In the shadow of the Almighty,
I find protection there.

February 18, 2019

Tremble In Faith - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Faith without works is dead.
This has been written and read.

Faith alone is not fundamental.
For even Satan believes and trembles.

February 16, 2019

Constant Conundrum - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Life is seldom
considered humdrum.
More often it's
a constant conundrum.

But with prayer,
and Gods grace,
one can succeed,
as they live in faith.

February 14, 2019

Clothed As The Lilies - (a poem by tom balstreri)

Why worry about your clothes?
See how the flowers grow.
They labor not or spin,
yet dress finer than a king.

If God clothes the grass of the field,
will His blessings stay concealed?
To those who have faith,
He will provide a glorious swathe.

Wealth Of Knowledge - (a rhyme by tom balistreri)

He took his private jet,
to his over sea home.
He had breakfast in Paris.
He had dinner in Rome.

They say his wealth,
came from talent and skill.
Actually it came,
from his late uncle’s will.

February 10, 2019

The Winter's Rest - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Blankets of snow across the ground.
People struggle to get around.
They dream about warmer times,
imagining warmer climes.
Unaware of nature's rhythm.
The time's purpose, remains hidden.
Failure to see, they are blessed,
and meant to enjoy the winter's rest.

February 8, 2019

Lovely Thoughts (Based on Philippians 4:8)

Finally, brethren,
these things you must do,
whatever things are lovely,
whatever things are true,
whatever is pure,
honest and just,
of good report with virtue,
then you must,
think of these things,
dwell on them always,
for this righteous,
and worthy of praise.

February 7, 2019

Not Maybe - (a poem by tom balistreri)

In a world where answers are hazy.
Where clear direction
is answered with a "maybe".
The promises of God require no guess,
for he answers His Word,
with a "yes".

February 1, 2019

The Night We Called It A Day

I sing here the classic standard song,
"The Night We Called It A Day."
Truly a torch song.
Thanks for listening.
- tom