Category Archives: Poems

Kiss Me Until I Can’t Breathe


My heart beats slower.

Kiss me until I can’t breathe.

Time for me to rest.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #62, 5/8/2017 –

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The light is so much brighter when we’re in the dark.


The light is so much brighter when we’re in the dark. For it is darkness that makes us appreciate the light. – Jon Riki Karamatsu, 2/20/2017 – 

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Make A Law Alive Through The Arts


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When you pass a law as a politician, people will say you did it for votes.

When you argue the law as a lawyer, they will say you did it to win.

But when you make a law alive through the arts, people will see it is from your heart.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 5/11/2017 –

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You Can Have It When You Cry


Blue and green aura.

You can have it when you cry.

Wrap you with my love.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #61, 5/9/2017 –

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Imagination, Thank You For Being With Me.


Imagination,
thank you for being with me
since I was a kid.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #60, 5/1/2017 –

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Your Love Locked Every Trigger And Opened My Pen


Amira . . . princess.
Your love locked every trigger
and opened my pen.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #59, 5/1/2017 –

(I was inspired to write this haiku poem while writing my 2nd novel based in Iraq during the U.S. occupation. I’m about 79% done with 63,250 words.)

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The Further I Move Away, The Closer I Am


My compass is off.
The further I move away,
the closer I am.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku #58, 4/30/2017 –

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