A veteran of the US Navy and US Army National Guard with three honorable discharges. Although he suffers from clinical depression and PTSD; his poetry lives on stage. He is not only a poet, but a published songwriter. I had the pleasure of being a guest on his radio show Poetry because it matters. His warmth and honest sincerity are very much mirrored his poetic words. He is an inspiration to all who read his poetry and are blessed to know him.
Gracie A. Matthews
Author and Poet
Oh, btw all my books are free for Kindle all 20 books free for download. https://www.amazon.com/Richard-M-Knittle-Jr/e/B00K3NPJ0U
Oh, btw all my books are free for Kindle all 20 books are free for download.
When you are lonely and sick thinking to yourself that you're going to end up dying alone, a smile or laughter are a few things that just do not come around, so you cut yourself off from family and friends lock yourself in your room and stare at the walls waiting to die like I was, you do not expect somebody you have always loved and I wondered what if for the last eight years, and you always wrote about calls you up out of nowhere after two years of wondering what the hell happened to them and ask you to marry them. of course, you would say yes .. did just that she brought me out of the deep depression I was made me feel good about myself made me get better giving me something more to look forward to calling me every day to make sure I was doing what the doctors said making sure I was taking my meds giving me a purpose in life again she did all that for me .. how it all ended is one thing that is what addiction does to you it's an ugly disease but regardless she saved my life
I just wanted you to know I just wanted you to know how much I love you and I hope one day I can give you the moon and all of the stars above and I pray everyday that all of your dreams and wishes come true, you mean more to me then the world we live in and the warmth of the shining sun as I cannot help but smile and be filled with joy whenever you are around you bring the light to my life and to my eyes unlike anyone I have ever known, your beauty is as ageless as the rising sun making love every night to the moon you are my muse my Juliette my Marilyn Monroe, you are all in my life that is good you are the ink that flows through me that spills from my pen upon the paper creating all the letters to my poems you are the rhyme and the reason in my poetry ingrained in all the words, your heart beats harder for those that you love and whatever it is you believe in as your soul fights for loyalty and freedom and is as wild as a Texas Tornado as you are the t
The scars and jagged lines that you see on my poor beat-up heart, look just like ones on a road map showing the many paths, roads and highways that I have taken throughout my life, take this one that curves around the south or bottom of my heart that is when I met a woman down in California I fell in love got married had two kids (my oldest boys) and tried to make a living but somehow we got lost and ended on two different roads and directions yet even today after all of these many years I still have a love for her with the beat of my heart, then when I was not looking I veered off the main road down a dirt path that had been traveled by few there I stopped to quench my thirst listening to the band that was playing they were called Winslow and they were damn good, then I saw her, she was standing up by the bar so I walked over and introduced myself and the next thing I know we were headed to Reno to start our new life down another road where again not too long