A collection of Poems and Quotes by Three Time Number One Best Selling Author and Poet Richard M Knittle Jr. Take a journey into the light as Richard beats back Depression and PTSD.
In this second volume of poetry and other musings, Matthes explores the valleys and peaks of the opposite sex; the precipices and the great abyss that is childhood and the inevitable if not involuntary surrender of innocence…and the hunger to preserve it. Death. Passing on. The unfathomable depths of sleep and other forms of respite. Dreamscaping and nightmare-unleashing. Matthes unleashes the beasts within us upon the blank, unused, and forgotten pages of our stories, and tears them to shreds.Much like his previous work of poetry, “The Kaleidoscope Syndrome”, Matthes conveys his themes through short thought-phrases and long literary pauses, paying beloved homage to the style of Bukowski and Jim Morrison. “Wanderlust and the Whiskey Bottle Parallel” is more than mere poetry, it is a collection of thoughts and remembrances, nostalgia and introspection, cataloged for the preserving of that glow within us all, that one way or another…is designed to fade and eventually be completely and unforgivably stomped out.Also includes the stories “As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us”, “Death Tokes a Holiday”, and others.
These poems were made with your sad ass in mind. You like feeling miserable all the time; admit this truth and you’ll be better because of it.Yeah, I’m here to validate all of the negative shit you’ve been feeling. I’m going to make you feel “heard.”
I wrote these poems for people who want to be free. I wrote these poems for people who want to be heard. I wrote these poems for people who want real change. I wrote these poems for people who need a voiceI wrote these poems for people who need strengthI wrote these poems for people who won’t give upI wrote these poems for people who feel betrayedI wrote these poems for people who are uniqueI wrote these poems for people who won’t stay silentI wrote these poems for people who are ready to fightI wrote these poems for people who want a better governmentI wrote these poems for people who feel like they have the powerI wrote these poems for people who aren’t afraid to be realI wrote these poems for people who want the truthI wrote these poems for people who are radicals, like me. Enjoy.
In one`s there are various opportunities, and for whatever reason, some are seized and others rejected. On occasion we heartily greet or labor to befriend each other, but what all of us have in common is a need and love for food and drink. Here`s to a log and fruitful life! Cheers!
Dreams for the Divine and Drowning is a collection of poetry that spans the emotional waters of love, lust, heartbreak, strength, and finding your way to forgiveness. The collection contains mostly free-form poetry, micro poems, and musings inspired by immeasurable heartbreak, and the will to forgive. The poetry in this book tells a story about what happens when you find yourself drowning in heartache. What dreams will your mind take you to? What chances did you regret not taking? Can you find the strength to swim? Can you grow gills and change into the person you were always meant to be? Can you forgive the love that held you below the surface? K.D. Hagen’s poetry is depth in simplicity, combining a musical tone with beautifully complete use of metaphor that any lover of poetry is sure to enjoy. Excerpt from the final poem in Dreams for the Divine and Drowning: “Both placid still and violently awake /You skip a stone and watch as I ripple /Your hands move right through me/ But I, am a mover of land/ I demolish stone/ I pour down and dance/ Across your windshield begging to be seen/ You drink me up / And I pool at your feet/ And in your skin/ For you are made of me.” -Complete work found in Dreams for the Deep and Drowning. About The Author: K.D. Hagen began writing poetry professionally while completing her B.A. in Creative Writing. She lives on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children where she is working on several novels, and a collection of short stories along with her second poetry chapbook. K.D. Hagen’s work has been included in poetry anthologies featuring the work of top poetry contributors of Instagram and has been the featured poet of many prominent poetry pages. You can see more of her work by following @k.d.hagen on Instagram or at facebook.com/readkatiehagen.
Good Morning is a collection of poetry that portrays the love and devotion of a husband to his wife. Filled with the musings of day to day life, this collection captures the reality that love can thrive even against the humdrum of life.