My Triumvirate of Tyrants

Feelings and Self Care

All of our Parts are trying to be helpful, no matter what their behavior. When we can love them for their intentions, they can transform and become valuable consultants and protectors. Love is always the answer- starting with Loving your SELF.

My Triumvirate of Tyrants
Seeks to bully me
As they jockey for position
To find which of these big three

Can take the lead each moment
To plan my life that day.
And as I feel them argue
I turn my head away.

The Pusher keeps on Pushing
The Slug does it’s own thing
My Caretaker keeps care-taking
And Overwhelm is King.

I see that they aren’t tyrants
But misguided helping Parts
That think they know the answer
To heal my wounded heart.

“Push on and do more something!”
“Go slow and don’t be rushed!.”
“Take care of everyone you know!”
Why can’t they all be hushed?

Their cacophony is killing me
I hear the constant din
Of my polarizing conflict
Where none of them will win.

They harass and then they heckle
They torture and oppress
Their intent is to be helpful
They each feel they know best

I need to come and help them
I want to let them see
The only way true peace will come
Is when they work with ME.

I’ll gently take the mantle
I’ll thank them for their care
I’ll consult with them when needed
I see the value there

So now please get along my crew
In perfect harmony
You’re all a part of my mind and heart
And together we’ll be FREE.