June 18, 2021

Enjoy It While You Can

Enjoy it while you can.
It won't always stay.
Embrace it while it's here.
It will go away.

It's the way of things,
that they don't stay the same.
In fact the only constant
in this world is that things change.

You don't often know
when it may go away.
Think of it as though
this is its last day.

Whether today brings you
moments of joy or pain,
Never take for granted
all tomorrows are the same.

May 29, 2021

If Not For You

This is the first time I ever tried to perform this song.
I'm singing quiet so I won't wake anyone. And I scramble the words a bit.
And my fingers slipped here and there. Outside of that I guess it shows possibilities. lol
I always liked this Bob Dylan song. Especially the George Harrison version.
Well I guess this is mine. "If Not For You." 



May 27, 2021

Memorial


Remembering and giving pause,
for the sacrifice to a cause.
A dream, a promise, an ideal.
A destination far off still.

Honored kinsmen, brothers in arms,
courageous, in the face of harm.
Empty spaces, in our ranks,
We bow our heads, and give thanks.

May 23, 2021

In My Dreams

I wrote this song about 40 years ago.
I dug out the old Guild Guitar that I wrote it on and attempted to play it.
The song is called "In My Dreams."
Thank you for listening.




May 22, 2021

Tread Lightly

Tread lightly in this world.
Do not become attached.
For the time will arrive,
for all to be dispatched.
Prepare for the next
level in your being.
More real than the present,
more holy in its meaning.





May 16, 2021

As Storms Rage

 As storms rage and do not quit,
and forces demand one to submit,
with joy do keep your candle lit,
for you are in the world but not of it.



May 14, 2021

Conquering The Giant

One's problem may seem giant,
when seen through fears eyes.
But Faith in God reduces,
the giant into a small size.
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Call to Him for help,
against the giants in your life,
and He will help you conquer,
and put an end to strife.


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May 10, 2021

Daydream Believer


This is my version of
"Daydream Believer."
Just me and my guitar.
(mistakes and all)
Thanks for listening.
-Tom


May 8, 2021

And I Love Her

 I sang this a couple of years ago. 

My vocals to the Beatle song, "And I Love Her."



May 5, 2021

A Great Ovation

Let out a shout,
a great ovation,
for Christ is Lord
over all nations.
He will rule.
His ways are just.
With truth and love
in God we trust.

May 2, 2021

Singing In My Dining Room.

 This is not the best audio. Recorded on my phone camera in my dining room. But here I am singing a song.



January 15, 2021

Blank Heart - (by Tom Balistreri)

Like an unwritten page,
that's left blank.
So is a life,
lived without thanks.

There's an empty space,
that fills in part,
but never grows,
into a full heart.

January 14, 2021

Windows To The Soul


Eyes are the windows
that open to the soul.
They give insight into brokenness,
or display if one is whole.
It is best to dwell one’s eyes,
upon that which is right.
Then darkness will be lessened,
and the eyes will show forth light.



January 13, 2021

The Works Of Grace - (by Tom Balistreri)

I show my faith,
through my deeds.
But it’s not my works,
that rescue me.

My sins through work,
are not erased.
But I am redeemed
by God’s grace.

January 12, 2021

Surrounded By Madness

Surrounded by madness. 
A world gone insane.
The people are crying.
Expressing their pain.
Yet I look up.
Salvation will come.
I trust in God.
I believe in His Son.



January 10, 2021

Finding The Missing - (by Tom Balistreri)

One walks through life,
accumulating things,
yet still it feels like drifting.

There is an empty space
deep inside.
Something is missing.

Seek for it
and you shall find.
God's love is not hidden.

He comforts all
and completes a life
with the Spirit He has given.

January 9, 2021

Looping Around The Sun

Sixty seconds to a minute.
Sixty minutes to an hour.
Hours turn into days.
Days pass like desert flowers.
Each year a revolution.
Revealing the place where it begun.
Circles never ending,
as they loop around the sun.



January 8, 2021

We Stood On The Edge

Sin took man,
to the edge,
but he was saved by God,
who gave a pledge,

to remove the price,
greater than wealth,
by sacrificing,
the Lord himself.

January 6, 2021

Access To The King - (by Tom Balistreri)

You have access to the King.
The creator of everything.
No special right is required.
Or membership in the admired.

Set aside personal fear.
Our loving God beckons you near.
Hearing each one's request.
Forgiving sin and granting rest.

January 5, 2021

The Prodigal - (by Tom Balistreri)

I set out to live wild and free,
and enjoy life in grandeur.
It did not take long before I found myself,
broken down and poor.

I decided to return home,
and submit to my father’s choice.
To my surprise he welcomed me,
with tears he did rejoice.

January 3, 2021

I Do It For The Love

 
This is a song of mine I wrote and perform called,
"I Do It For The Love."
I hope you like it.
Thanks for listening.
- Tom



The Winter's Rest - (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.

January 2, 2021

The Race In Faith

I shall fight the good fight.
I will keep up the pace.
With faith in God.
I will finish the race.



January 1, 2021

A Clean Slate

A clean slate.
A clean heart.
A fresh day.
A new start.
Yesterday,
behind.
Clear sight.
A clear mind. 



My Soul’s At Rest - (by Tom Balistreri)

My soul's at rest,
my hearts at peace,
my praise to God,
shall never cease.

He is my life,
my everything,
Mighty God,
Lord and King.