Unraveling Rhyme




Unraveling Rhyme


The rhyming and the not,

as if I had forgot,

the 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 the strife.


The time has come and gone.

I waited far too long.

My words have all gone stale,

now lost beyond the pale.


The fire that once burned,

has long ago been spurned.

My passions all I gave,

lie cold beyond the grave.



Ann Christine Tabaka


Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from publications. She lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her most recent credits are: Ariel Chart, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, Oddball Magazine, The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Trigger Fish Critical Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, Anapest Journal, Mused, Apricity Magazine, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, Scryptic Magazine, Ann Arbor Review, The McKinley Review.

*(a complete list of publications is available upon request)



  1. Anne Christine Tabakas work is exceptional. Her writing is an example of what poetry should be. She has the ability to take you into her world with a passion that few have.

  2. Tabaka is the poet of internal bravery. Now we must learn to live this way.

    Che Topovski

  3. Thank you so much Antony! That means a lot to me!

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