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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


"Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."
~Leonardo da Vinci


Medstartr: a Poem and a Painting

We sit at u-shaped tables, round-tables, head tables. 
We talk of health.  
We sit within hallowed halls and gilded ballrooms. 
We attend summits, conferences and symposiums 
in a desperate need to change the world of care.

And we talk, talk, talk.  

We shiver in rooms too cold 
and shake from impatience more than chill.  
My dress shoe tap, tap, taps 
a morose code of fury, 
that three years have passed and yet we talk.

When my outrage can no longer be contained 
I text, text, text.  
There are others like me, 
who refuse to sit still.  
We will turn these tables.

We plan to act, act, act.

We've found the wisdom of the crowd,
to fund our disruptive treason
and confound the reason 
of those who think change can only come from up above.

Because we love, love, love
Those whom we've lost.
Those whom we sought
Who sadly thought
that you could talk, talk, talk.
and stop the grieving.

We are those who seek backers
whilst our backs press against the wall.
We will not retreat
as you retweet
our clarion call to act, act, act.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work Reggie!

    Yes, we tap, tap, tap, on our tablets, ipads, droids and laptops as well.

    There is no going back. The manufactured moats and silos (both physical and virtual) protecting our cathedrals of medicine are crumbling as we speak. The democratization of healthcare is an irreversible trend and the horse is out of the barn. Innovation is coming whether c-suite pays attention or not.

    Thanks for all you do! Glad to be a backer of The Walking Gallery on Medstratr.

    Gratefully yours,
    Gregg aka jacket #93 'preparing to fly...'

    And a heads-up to all, our @medstartr partner page is now up: