May 23, 2023

Windows To The Soul

Eyes are the windows
that open to the soul.
Giving insight into brokenness,
or displaying if one's 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.

May 16, 2023

I Shall Stand - (by Tom Balistreri)

I shall stand,
though all alone,
with friends not near,
nor sight of home.

Yet I shall not fear,
and yet survive,
because my God,
stands by my side.

May 14, 2023

Through The Shadow - (By Tom Balistreri)

If I walk through the shadow of death,
I am at peace the Lord gives me rest.
I don't need to fear nor need to see,
God protects and comforts me.

April 23, 2023

Making Music Season 2 episode 1

 And so it begins.

A second season of the musical adventures of Tom and Michael Balistreri.

April 3, 2023

A Picture Of You - (By Thomas Balistreri)

This is a song I wrote and sing about the Shroud Of Turin.
The song is called,
"A Picture Of You."
The song is rather upbeat considering the subject matter.
But it is done in sincerity despite my musical limitations.

Thank you for listening.


March 29, 2023

The City Of New Orleans - Tom and Michael Live at Unity Brewing March 28 2023

 The classic song performed by Tom and Michael at Unity Brewing March 28 2023. 

It sounds better in person.

March 22, 2023

Mike and Tom Balistreri at the Delmont Presbyterian Church 031923

 This is Michael and my performance of three songs I wrote.

This is from Sunday March 19 2023 at the Delmont Presbyterian Church.

March 10, 2023

Drift Toward Pride - (by Tom Balistreri)

Success in ones life,
may cause one to drift,
into feelings of pride.
This is well to resist.

When the power of the humble,
have their feelings shift,
the wise will remember,
talent is God's gift.

March 8, 2023

An Elixir For My Soul - (by Tom Balistreri)

Your Holy Spirit Fills my soul.
An elixir for my thirst.
Your love envelopes me.
In my good times or my worst.

You refresh and renew,
my spirit and my life.
I love and thank you Lord,
for granting me Your light.

March 5, 2023

He Will Give You Rest - (by Tom Balistreri)

Go to the Lord,
He will give you rest,
from weariness,
of earthly quests.
He will grant you joy,
and all it brings.
And the peace to love,
quieter things.


March 3, 2023

The Precious Gift - (by Tom Balistreri)

It is a gift so precious.
Worth more than pearls or gold.
It's value never changes.
Whether it is young or old.

It begins at it's creation.
But it never has an end.
It is common for everyone,
yet unique and can ascend.

Despite rank or positions,
that one may possess,
your spirit, soul and life
make you one and you are blessed.

February 25, 2023

I Look For A City - (by Tom Balistreri)

In this cruel world,
without pity,
I look forward
 to a city.
Built in love,
by God’s hands,
heavens reward 
for righteous man.

February 22, 2023

The Burden Of Light - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord calls,
and at His behest,
I come to Him,
and He gives me rest.

I’m released from struggle,
and use of might.
For His yoke is easy,
and His burden is light.

February 18, 2023

Gather Together - (by Tom Balistreri)

Let us not forsake,
are gathering together.
For as iron sharpens iron,
we are stronger and can weather,

the trials and challenge,
that believers may face.
Yet we hope in Christ,
and stand in our faith.

February 15, 2023

Merciful Light - (By Tom Balistreri)

With God there is light,
illuminating with love.
Around, within,
below and above.

Darkness flees,
truth made bright,
souls are redeemed,
in God's merciful sight.

February 13, 2023

Open Me - (by Tom Balistreri)

Open my heart,
open my eyes,
make me aware,
let me realize.
The beauty,
the truth,
glory inferred,
the blessings You've given,
through Your Word.