The rhyming and the not,
as if I had forgot,
my words of many years,
embedded in my tears.
Days of youth have passed.
The die has long been cast.
Pieces of my life
still wading through pained strife.
Time has come and gone.
I waited far too long.
My words have all gone stale,
now lost beyond the pale.
A fire that once burned,
has long ago been spurned.
My passions all I gave,
lie cold beyond the grave.
© Ann Christine Tabaka
Excerpt form the book Words Spill Out
Words Spill Out by Ann Christine Tabaka
In this, her eighth book, “Words Spill Out,” Ann Christine Tabaka has created a montage with her poetic works; expansive in its varied, yet beautiful content. The poet takes us on her journey of captured memories, experiences, and emotions.
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Ann Christine Tabaka was born in Wilmington Delaware and has lived in Delaware most of her life. She loves nature and surrounds herself with gardens and woods. She is also an avid cook and loves to create her own recipes.
Christine started out as a visual arts major in college, specializing in ink illustrations, stylized watercolor paintings, and fiber art. She became an organic chemist by profession, and then a personal trainer when she retired from chemistry after 31 years in the lab. She wrote her first poem at the age of 14 for a High School Literary Journal. Christine always kept a hand written journal of rhymes and musings. All throughout her life she continued to write about what she knew, and saw, and felt. Once the floodgates were open, the words would not stop.