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Still after six years my very first book, eighteen currently I am very humbled. The Battle Lost: Ryder's Birth Kindle Edition by Richard M Knittle Jr.

Still after six years my very first book, eighteen currently I am very humbled.
The Battle Lost: Ryder's Birth Kindle Edition by Richard M Knittle Jr. (Author) Format: Kindle Edition 4.2 out of 5 stars 21 ratings
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DO you remember too?

Do you remember too?
The sun is out and shining not a drop of rain in sight children are outside playing flying different colored kites couples holding hands while walking down the street whispering quietly to each other smiling waiting for the night flowers are blooming everywhere spreading color across the globe just like the beautiful rainbows after a springtime thunderstorm Friends are making plans for destinations unknown, filled with alcohol, white sanded beaches, wearing nothing more than smiles dancing underneath the stars knowing what love is in my heart yet having nobody to love or hold memories flowing from the past back when I was living in a much different world looking out the

Imagine, imagine, and imagine again.

In the world, we live in today all we can do is hope and imagine for a better place to live where all lives matter no matter what race or color.
Imagine, imagine, and imagine again.
Imagine a world one with no hate that has no prejudice that will decide your fate where white is only the winter and falling like the snow and black is the night against all the beautiful stars in the sky with a full moons glow. Imagine a world where the only colors that are taught are those of rainbows and of crayons that are still in their box. Imagine a world that has only one race, where everyone is treated as equals and it is not case by case, where we all live in peace and all wars have now ceased, there are no boundaries or borders, just wide open space. Imagine a world where everyone eats because there is no hunger or poverty and everyone gets the chance to speak, where we all care for each other in our hearts, minds, and souls, where love is shown to you wherever you may come from and wherever you go. Imagine a world …

Violence is the language of the ignorant, please use the intelligence that God has given us and use words to win the war, nobody will listen if you don't give them something to hear. Poet Richard M Knittle Jr. A Poet's Journey

Violence is the language of the ignorant, please use the intelligence that God has given us and use words to win the war, nobody will listen if you don't give them something to hear.Poet Richard M Knittle Jr.
A Poet's Journey

Book of pictures

I look back now at all of my past relationships either one night, one hour, five minutes, or ten years what I found was I made more mistakes than any one of them. Love, sure is not easy it is very hard to hold on to and when it is gone it seems to erase everything you had when it leaves us, I wish I could say I am sorry to all of them, but today I have no regrets. You see regrets for me are for the decisions that I did not make not for the ones I have because nobody knows what will happen when you need to make those decision as we cannot look into the future when all we see is the past. So. what I will do is thank you all from the very deepest depths of my heart for coming in to my life for without you, I would have never been me.

Book of pictures

Looking at a book of photographs I had found
in a dust covered worn out box I had found filled
with pictures of all of my loves whom I have had
in the past, my memories start to play a movie
with a cast of yesterday's whose dreams seem
so far …

Colors

"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."

Colors

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS...

I do not know about you but tears still build up in my eyes
when I recite the pledge of allegiance because It reminds
me of when I was just a child in this once great country of
ours, it was a time when we all played barefoot in the park
until the street lights came on without any fear of strangers
or being taken. It reminds me of our nations Bicentennial
in 1976 when our country stood tall and proud and we
celebrated its two-hundred-year-old birthday, it reminds me
of when I proudly served our country earning three honorable
discharges that hang on my wall today. It reminds me of…

Set the world on fire

Set the world on fire 
Way back when I was still in school around the age  of about oh let's just say it was a long time ago when  I was a lot younger then I am today, back when I still  believed in real true love, truth, justice, and even the  American way, when nothing but love and a childish  innocence was all that I had along with quite possibly  a slightly skewed sense of what was right and what  was wrong. I was only just a young man who happened  to believe still in what freedom is supposed to be and  the American flag, even the office of the President no  matter who at the time was filling it, I guess maybe  looking back I was what they called a dreamer always  believing I could for some reason or another make  things a little better but I know now back then my head  was stuck somewhere up in the clouds as it was filled  full up with unrealistic expectations of who or what I  would be when I grew up. but I know now all of those  thoughts were really more like delusions of grandeur,  just a c…

A chance to win

A chance to win
I never really ever get a chance to
win against love, always screwing
up I think it has me by a score of
at least ten to one, so if you are a
betting man which I am not then
you should place a big money bet
against me and you will double
your odds that love comes out on
top. For many years now myself and
love have gone round after round
always ending up in the same place
with me laying flat on the ground just
trying hard to stand back up usually
though I do not make it all that far
before love comes back just to kick
me hard in my gut wanting to make
sure that I never get back up. The
war will continue between true love
and I while I am losing battle after
battle as it beats the hell out of me
in hand to hand combat while we are
both locked away like those MMA
fighters in a cage on cable TV while
Viva Las Vegas has the option on me
coming in at a million to one odds in
favor that I just may win for once I
would not even take that bet but it is
the last round and I am fading fast
here I am up again…

When I Close My Eyes

When I Close My Eyes
I might not be able to in reality
actually, change this lost and
broken world and I might not be
able to change your made up mind
about leaving out of the door,
I might not be able to make you
love me just as much as I love you,
but I can still dream about It when
I go to bed at night and close my
eyes because that is where I am
living nowadays somewhere deep
down within my mind. That is
where we are still together and I
am yours forever and you are mine,
because that is where I go when I
want to escape all the violence in
this world and the hate that we see
everywhere around, it is a place
where you and I can feel safe together
walking hand and hand down the
quiet and peaceful streets late
at night after one of our many dates,
a place that is filled full with
laughter and joyful tears while we
are drinking margaritas on some
white sand deserted beach while we
are dancing at midnight in a warm
summer rain where we both are
always smiling we have forgotten
all our pain, a place where peace
and l…

"The Battle Lost: Ryders Birth"

Six years ago my life was changed in ways I will never fully understand a serious of events triggered a chain of disaster that caused the deepest sadness I will ever know, causing me to give up for the first time in my life. But from that day forward I will always believe in God, his angels, and heaven and hell, up to then, I was not a believer, the sights the smells, the taste is something I can never forget, then I woke up and started writing and I have yet to stop, "The Battle Lost: Ryders Birth" was the first set of poetry I wrote, you see s Poet was born from the ashes of a wasted life. This book hit number one in several categories it stayed in the top for many years and now it is still in the top ten and still free for the kindle.

An Epic Poetry adventure that takes you on an emotional journey into one mans epic battle against the evil's of addiction and the search and fight for his son Ryder who is not of his blood.

As the battle starts with hope now gone
a child is…

Forever know the tune

Forever know the tuneWhen we meet then fall in love we
would like to believe that it will be
for an eternity, walking down our
life's paths holding hands until the
ends of time, however, we all know
that forever is just a metaphor for
sorry I do not love you anymore I met
somebody else and so on so forth
now I want a divorce and then you
realize that forever is just a lie, at
least most of the time, anyways. But
not always so I need you to know
that you are in reality, only a leftover
memory or just a little piece of my
past still breathing deep down inside
of me, almost like a song or melody
one you hear all over the place as it
seems stuck inside of your head all
day-long everywhere you go hearing
it either as a whistle or the tap of a
pencil or maybe even somebody is
humming the tune almost like the
musical notes are just floating along
right there in the air and even though
you may not remember all the words
to the song, I will always and forever
know the tune as it is always playing
over inside of my m…

The Battle Lost: Ryder's Birth

Six years ago my life was changed in ways I will never fully understand a serious of events triggered a chain of disaster that caused the deepest sadness I will ever know, causing me to give up for the first time in my life. But from that day forward I will always believe in God, his angels, and heaven and hell, up to then, I was not a believer, the sights the smells, the taste is something I can never forget, then I woke up and started writing and I have yet to stop. 
"The Battle Lost: Ryders Birth" was the first set of poetry I wrote, you see s Poet was born from the ashes of a wasted life. This book hit number one in several categories it stayed in the top for many years and now it is still in the top ten and still free for the kindle.
An Epic Poetry adventure that takes you on an emotional journey into one mans epic battle against the evil's of addiction and the search and fight for his son Ryder who is not of his blood.
As the battle starts with hope now gone
a child is…