Too structured..

Standardize everything, make a template

Have spreadsheets, keep calendars, schedules create

To maximize efficiency, and stressors minimize

Be productive- at every step in life, strategize..


While cognitively I agree, this is what my mind accepts

As the key to success, my heart protests

Too much structure leaves no space

For creativity, when excessive organization I face

I become a machine, at a spinal level operate

How can working like this excellence generate?


When this is applied to my work as a physician

I can do certain tasks with absolute precision

But the art of medicine does not find

Adequate expression when I am confined

Within narrow constraints of checkboxes to tick

And limited time to interact with patients vulnerable and sick


Instead of an over-structured rigid template

Let me have a framework on which I can create

A tapestry that reflects critical thinking and innovation

To find, in every sphere of life, creative solutions

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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