Richard M Knittle Jr.


Richard M Knittle Jr is a veteran of the US Navy and US Army National Guard with 3 Honorable Discharges, he has also been a member of the PRCA rodeo circuit as a Bull Rider in Southern California. Richard grew up in Simi Valley, Ca., which is just north of Los Angeles where he still has family, he now resides in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.

The First in the series is The Battle Lost: Ryder's Birth Special Edition

A true epic poetry adventure that takes you on a journey into one mans epic battle against the evils of addiction and the search and fight for his son Ryder who is not of his blood."

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I write constantly in my head ... lol


I was sitting alone in the park one day at lunch and I sat on the same bench where Ryder and I used to play we would sing our song and laugh and play while letting the world go by, those were bright and sunny days of just him and I. Then as I looked up it hit me I was staring right at the tree where I carved out our initials for everyone to see, so I got up and I looked but with all the tears that were now falling it was hard to see then I found it I love Ryder and Ryder loves me. All of sudden a terrible pain began in my chest and I fell hard to the ground it hit me so hard that it knocked me to my knees. I looked around and saw that everyone was watching so I threw my fist up into the air and I lifted my head up to God and I screamed as loud as I could why me? Why would you bring him into my life knowing how much I would care? I gave that little boy everything I had left to give in my heart, in my soul, all my strength that had left don’t you understand he was my reason I am still here my will to live.. I hate you God that wasn't fair at all and now I live with all of these memories that play over and over they are stuck in my head and not like I am in a dream, but now my life is nothing but a living nightmare. I look around with nothing but a blank stare I hear his little voice and I call out to nothing there. Then in a whisper I am sorry God I didn't mean what I said I am finished here I just wish you would take me now because I would rather be dead. I hurt so bad every single day from a heart that's broken and it will never heal and a soul that is dying and can no longer feel.. He is my son no matter what they do he is my little man my little bundle of joy and I miss him so very bad. I am tired of hurting from all this sorrow and regret and feeling so damn lonely and sad and I looked down and I cried. Then I remembered that he once had a son, I felt a hand as he placed it on my head then I felt him as my heart filled with so much love he wanted me to know he was listening from his home high above. He lost his one and only son to pay for all our sins. I smiled and I opened up my heart and I let him back in. I still hurt and I still cry for my son everyday but now I know our lord that is in heaven above is watching and he will let me see Ryder one day because it is fate either here on earth or high above at heaven’s gate and that is what I now Pray every night before I go to sleep... in his name Amen!

- Richard M Knittle Jr.
What is 2015 going to be like?
2015 is going to be EPIC for me.. I am so excited with how it is looking... Take a look!

I am Richard M Knittle Jr. the Author of the Battle Lost Series, #PAS or Parent Alienation Syndrome is child Abuse to the extreme and will effect both child and parent for a long time. Please don’t punish the child because of hate or spite. Every single child has the absolute right to both parents. I know because it is/has been happening to my son Ryder and I, It has almost destroyed me from the mental effects of losing a child. So I ask you the parents to please play nice the children are watching and they are our Future and it is up to us to set an example!

He is coming let evil know that they are finished with no place to go…..

I will not fail or give up and I will see my son, I will not Fall or lose my Faith again for I now lead Gods troops into battle for him. I have now awaken, he cries out for me, it is my son Ryder and he needs me. He who conquers all evil, He is the father, the solider, and he is friend to all nothing will stop him this time not blood nor distance or even the Mother of Thrall, he has been through the depths hell and beyond and death is now afraid of him and ask to bygone, The Dark Evil Family should know by now even death he is not done. That they will never break the love and bond of this Father and his Son…

From The Battle Lost Special PAS edition!

I used to be happy once with Ryder but now I'm as sad as I can be
I led my troops through battle and conquered evil as for as you can see
the darkness and demons that once roamed this land and over hill and dale
it tried to destroy me and tear us apart and ended all to an epic fail
my lord and father who art into heaven and hallow be thy name
I know this world that was born unto me is dying and going insane
destroying people by millions addiction now rules all throughout this land
with the Evil Dark Family in Emory as it waits to battle Ryder and The Man
Ryder has grown fast while away from The Man he is sad and feels empty inside
he feels like something is missing from him and the evil family has something to hide…..
night time he dreams about this man he is a solider searching for him all over the land
he is angry and mad destroying the demons with just his bare hands
this man is myth just a made up tale his mother says it is dream he never existed
Ryder knows that she is a lie every word that she says evil took her soul and twisted
she was always with many never time for him as she traded everyone for poppy seeds to lay with her
who is this man that he feels for every time he closed his eyes a vision would start .....
he would feel each and every emotion from this man in soul and in his heart
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Where to find Richard M Knittle Jr. online


The Battle Lost: Ryder's Birth
Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 . Categories: Poetry » Epic, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art » American / general
A true epic poetry adventure that takes you on a journey into one mans epic battle against the evils of addiction and the search and fight for his son Ryder who is not of his blood.

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