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Below is the poem entitled Schemata which was written by poet Thvia Stein. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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These are not greater than us.
These are not indestructible.
These are not absolute.

We are laws unto ourselves,
our own direction; our own discretion,
and we govern here.

Yet we abdicate,
allowing what is ruinous;
encouraging what is destructive,
and this is our preference.

Overthrown by our schemata
we coexist with our hostages,
imprisoned by these;
surrendering to them.

And there is comfort here.
It's familiar; it's what we know.
There's no need to adapt
because there is no change.

And though we have thoughts of more,
we know these are only thoughts,
because we cringe at the necessary depth
of the place we must begin
to achieve the extraordinary.

So here we are creating laws,
consulting our conditioning,
intimidated by it; 
blaming it.

We are our own jury,
our own disruption; our own destruction,
and we are helpless.

We are victims of our own undoing
because this is what we choose.

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  1. Date: 9/27/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week Thvia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 8:12:00 PM
    Congrats Thvia on your didactic being feature. Apathetic choices are bringing on what we have today.

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 12:05:00 AM
    Congrats Thvia on featured poem this week on PS.. great one to share luv..

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 6:13:00 AM
    And we are our own saviors ;) Love the write yet you should continue and encourage a better path. Perhaps you'd like my write Chrysaliss Torn. Please give me a blog comment if you have a minute? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 8:45:00 PM
    annnnd 7