Poetry

Andrea often called her writing her “free therapy.” She chose to express her joy, her fears and her pain through journal entries, poetry and letters to loved ones. In these pages we share a small selection of her poetry. If interested in reading more of Andrea’s words, please see our book, Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia. Your local library may have a copy or you may order a copy through this web site or any bookstore.

Andrea's poems may be copied for educational purposes only, with credit given to her as the author. For permission for additional uses, please write to Doris.

i have an eating disorder

i have an eating disorder

I have an eating disorder                                                 
it is not had or did or used to                            
it is present tense

I am Learning
it is learning to love myself

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a plethora of

a plethora of "ands"

It is not necessarily either/or
Can't I be a mess and still be wonderful?
Eat and still be beautiful?
Cry and still be strong?
It seems to depend on whose eyes I am reflected in

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dolor (pain)

dolor (pain)

I want it to be over don't I?
this delicious private pain I cause myself

Once so attractively seductive.
Punishment, Pain, Control, Despair
The four horsemen

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great sequoia

great sequoia

Earth song
Heart song
My song
Nature's endless basin
Outstretched beneath my swinging feet

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look carefully

look carefully

So few of my writings are happy
A worrisome discovery
If someday these were the only remaining accounts of me
What picture do they paint?

Bleak and Midwinter Gray

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Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

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