Journal note: With Valentine’s Day one week from today, Journal follower Monica Kuster shares her award-winning entry in a lyric-writing contest. Once I’ve resolved the technical bugs, I’ll attach the mp3 recording.
As I thank God every single day
For the look upon my face
I’m thankfully thinking about
My Miracle – My Sweet Secret
When I need some help to get thru the day
Just to get through a tough time
I’m always thinking about
My Life’s Love – My Sweet Secret
When I find myself smiling
Feeling good from head to toe
It’s because of my thoughts about
My Soul Mate – My Sweet Secret
As I look on to our future
Of our lives so close together
I’m thinking of Forever with
My Love – My Sweet Secret
Monica E. Kuster
About “Sweet Secret”
I’m the secretary for the Boone County Commission and I’ve been living in Columbia since 1982. I was born in St. Louis on St. Patrick’s Day, so when something positive happens, I just know it’s the luck of the Irish!
I am lucky enough to have an amazing and devoted husband, two beautiful and talented children, and two of the smartest Border Collie dogs I have ever come across.
“Sweet Secrets” is just one of hundreds – thousands? – of poems I’ve written since a very young age. It’s a talent I thank God for every night. But “Sweet Secrets” is going places I’d only imagined. The poem won a monthly lyric-writing contest for a music/song production company, Nashville Song Service, which produced a demo for me at no cost. The Tennessee company put my words to music – complete with vocals – and is now shopping “Sweet Secrets” on “music row,” looking for a buyer or just the right performer.
I haven’t hit anything big yet, but we all know it only takes one time ‑ and one good streak of luck to find your pot o’ gold!