On the Back Burner
Thomas E. Kittrell
September 28, 2010
We often put things off to be done or addressed at a later date. Often this is referred to as “putting it on the back burner.” I have been trying to bring some things or plans I have put on the back burner to the front, to get them done, or at least re-evaluated. This morning I was thinking about the accumulation of things put “on the back burner” and decided to attempt a poem on the subject. I submit the following to you, and perhaps you will, like me, take a good look at your mind’s “back burner.”
There is a place, residing in my mind, called the back burner.
It is there I put things for which at the present I do not have time.
My intention is good; they are just lacking in importance you see;
At least that is how I view them. Later I will bring them to the front.
To my dismay, I often find they have been there way too long.
And that old back burner is beginning to sag under the load.
Too many thoughts are residing there, and they are beginning to fade.
Some have even become obscure and no longer can be found.
Lately I have been doing a cleaning of that old back burner,
Finding it too overcrowded and in need of renewed attention.
I find a treasure is there, to my delight and welcome surprise.
Thank you’s I never sent for the encouragement of old friends.
I really meant to show my appreciation, but there was not time,
So I put it on the back burner; one day I would follow through.
Days went by, and time passed, things on the back burner grew.
Things of value I have stored there for way too long, to my shame.
Yes, that old back burner really needs some attention now.
I am the one who must make the move and see to the task.
One day it might be too late, so I begin my work with haste.
That place in my mind, called the back burner, I address.
With shame I have to confess, I found things that did not belong-
On the back burner at all, things that sadly became neglect.
People I was going to witness to, lives I intended to touch.
Hurt feelings needing repair, forgiveness I intended to ask.
While cleaning the back burner I found many good intentions.
That had become covered with a layer of corrosive procrastination.
Bible study, prayer requests: witnessing: put on the back burner.
There was so much there, waiting for me to find the time at last.
What about you? Do you also have a place called the back burner?
A place where your good intentions and plans are so easily cast?
There is no better time than the present to begin to take a look-
At the nearly forgotten things which reside there, waiting for you.
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