Poem time! Love can live on forever in spirit. It can also live on eternally when you write about it and share it with others. ❤
This is a picture from 9/19/2021 when I completed my 102nd Exercise for 2021: Ran 3.54 miles in Waiklele (Ran 303.62 mi. total for 2021) and 54th strength training – 200 crunches and 200 push-ups at home in Waikele. ♂️
My memories of you may fade, but my feelings for you remain forever. – Positive Masters, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/3/2020 –
I came up with this heartwarming quote while I was writing my first full-length screenplay in the lifestyle + competition genre that took me about 30 days to complete. I really like the process of writing a screenplay, which moves much faster and is much shorter than novels. Screenplays are a blueprint for the actors and directors to execute on to make a movie. For my unpublished novels, it took me between 4 years to 8 years to complete, so I really feel happy to be able to finish writing a screenplay within a month. I can pump out a lot more stories in this type of writing form. I love writing because it stretches my imagination and it’s very therapeutic.
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No matter what time, no matter what place, my deepest love for you can always be retraced.
No matter what time, no matter what place, my deepest love for you can always be retraced.
The outline of your bare body glowed in the dim light.
It was as if you and I had one final night.
I understood that nothing is immune from being replaced.
So I held you tightly to let you know that that will never be the case.
No matter what time, no matter what place,
my deepest love for you can always be retraced.
– poem, Positive Masters, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 6/18/2020 –
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If I don’t find you in my lifetime, I will find you in my dreams.
If I don’t find you in my lifetime, I will find you in my dreams. ❤️
Romantic love is one of those things that happens naturally. If you experience it, consider yourself very fortunate. There are those who never experience it in their lifetime. Some try to force it.
For me, romantic love is so powerful that the world can be crashing all around me but the feelings for the one I love somehow makes me believe that everything will be alright. Even if I never fall in love again, I’m extremely grateful for being able to experience it.
In my two unpublished novels, I created a love story as part of the bigger story filled with suspense, action, and history. I enjoy the romantic feelings so much that I enjoy writing about it so I can live it again through my characters. 📚
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I repurposed the following poem I wrote for +positive masters+.
“When it’s real, you just feel.” A romantic poem. Enjoy!
When it’s real, you just feel.
It’s neither here nor there.
Close your eyes and you’ll see.
I’ll focus on you. You focus on me.
Feel the energy as the two of us becomes “we.”
– +positive masters+, Jon Riki Karamatsu, Poem, 4/6/2019 –
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I met a girl at a coffee shop.
We fell in love. Then we fought.
She thought I lied about being alive.
I cried, “Let’s still try. We can still thrive.”
She replied, “It’s too late. Where I’m going, you have to die.”
– Positive Masters, Jon Riki Karamatsu, Poem, 10/4/2019 –
I based this poem on my unpublished first novel, a paranormal, suspense and romance story that I worked on from October 2006 to January 2014. 📖
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“If love is all-powerful, can it survive the deepest divides caused by anger and suffering?”
I wrote this sentence as I was preparing my query letters to literary agencies for my second novel, a historical fiction about a friendship that is born between an Iraqi boy and girl while in a hospital after surviving a suicide bomb.
– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #118, 3/25/2018 –
I dedicate this poem to my friend Scott Imaye who got married to Makiko at Oahu, Hawaii today, November 17, 2018. Scott, a Hawaii boy has been working as an attorney in Tokyo, Japan mainly doing work on deals between U.S. and Japanese companies. He met Makiko in Japan. I’m so happy for them!
It’s better to have loved than to never have loved at all. Not my quote, but a very powerful and widely used one. Or perhaps, like my first novel, maybe we will find our true love in the realms of the dead?
“Walk with me. I want to show you my world.” We left the Japanese garden filled with pink cherry blossom trees that lined along the beautiful clear stream. The green grass carpet that was similar to the type at luxurious golf courses, turned into dirt, rocks, and weeds. I led Kaylee into the forest as the sun began to set behind the tall tree-line. It became darker as we proceeded further into the forest, but golden rays from the sun seeped through the many branches high above. These spotlights guided us along the trail.
I grabbed Kaylee’s hand and pulled her with me off of the walking path. We cut through ferns and brush. I made sure I took the brunt of the leaves and stems that rubbed against us. Once we got out of the wild growth of the forest we reached a large circular patch of wild grass with small yellow flowers scattered throughout it. In the center was a green mound, like a miniature mountain. I smiled at her. “We’re here.”
Her eyes fixated on the grass hill. She turned to me with a grin. “How did you find this place?”
“I needed to escape. They show us what they want us to see. But oftentimes there’s beauty hidden. Sort of like what society expects from us. So I walked out of the beautiful man-made park and found this. I meditate on top of that grassy hill regularly.”
Kaylee kicked off her sandals. “Let’s go!” she blurted. She ran ahead towards the mound. I chased after her, but had to stop when my wallet flew out of my front pocket. I picked it up, placed it back in my pocket, and continued running after her. Her light white dress flew up with the breeze as she skimmed through the many yellow flowers. I got close to catching up to her but she beat me by a couple seconds as we hopped onto the top of the little mountain. We breathed in and out heavily from our sprint. I bent over with a hand on each knee. From the side of my body I felt an impact, and ended up falling onto my back with Kaylee on top of me. I took a couple of breaths that I had lost from the fall. “Why do you always do this to me?”
She laughed, “I like to knock you down and be on top. It’s a new era. It’s time for us girls to run the world.”
I chuckled. “Yes. You girls are intimidating. That’s why I was scared to meet you.”
“Well I’m glad you got the courage to approach me.”
“Me too.” I felt a few small drops of water land on my arms. I looked at the sky, which looked pinkish with the remaining light of the sun glowing onto the puffy white clouds that formed above us. “I think it’s going to rain. Do you want to go under the trees?”
She shook her head in disagreement. “Let’s stay here.” More clouds moved above us and they unleashed their reserves on us with many huge drops of rain. Our clothes became so drenched that they wrapped the form of our bodies. Still on top of me, Kaylee’s wet dangling hair dripped water onto my face. She gently pushed my bangs that covered my eyes to the side, and slowly lowered her face towards mine until our lips met.
Yesterday President Barack Obama made his farewell address. I’m very proud to see history being made in that President Obama is the first African American U.S. President, and also the first U.S. President from Hawaii.
My favorite moment from President Obama’s farewell speech was when he thanked Michelle for being his best friend and wiped away a tear from his eye. I admire the love between the two of them. Having a loving, smart, and compassionate partner like Michelle is what many men yearn for, including me. Here are some of my favorite pictures of Barack and Michelle, clearly showing how much they love each other.
March 7, 2015 “I was moving around trying to capture different scenes away from the stage during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. When I glanced back towards the stage, I noticed the President and First Lady holding hands as they listened to the remarks of Rep. John Lewis. I managed to squeeze off a couple of frames before they began to applaud, and the moment was gone.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
This song “Ka Pilina” churns my heart. It’s a romantic Hawaiian song about a woman attended by native Hawaiian birds that are singing beautifully. The song is accentuated when danced by hula dancer(s).
When I hear this song, my imagination is as follows:
I move through the forest and hear the elepaio chirping. As midnight approaches, the ‘apapane sings with his beautiful voice. At dawn, I listen to the song of the ‘i’iwi polena. Now approaches the woman attended by the birds. Our eyes meet and we smile. Our love and intimacy.
JON RIKI KARAMATSU · My passion is promoting inner peace through my brand +positive masters+ located at www.positivemasters.com . +positive masters+ provides life practices, creative writing, books, apparel, accessories and fashion to boost your happiness and counter any of your anxiety and sadness. In my work as a lawyer, consultant, and entrepreneur, I enjoy building and expanding companies. In my past, I served eight years as a Hawaii State Representative; owned an Internet retail business for ten years; served four and a half years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Legislative Liaison for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu; and produced campaign, cultural, and music events since 2002. As a lawyer, I advocate for entities that need new or amended rules, regulations, and/or statutes by drafting legislation, resolutions, and/or proposals, followed by written and oral testimonies before government bodies. I also assist companies with government incentives, special revenue bonds, government applications, government permits, public and private grants, proactive legal defense strategies, product and services development, marketing, public affairs, and media affairs. Further, I review, draft, and negotiate business agreements and documents. Every so often, I help clients in settling disputes through negotiation, mediation, and/or arbitration. Further, I'm a partner in a start-up aviation fixed-base operator company in Hawaii, which we plan to break ground in 2019. I enjoy creative writing as well, completing a paranormal, romance, historical, and suspense novel based in Hawaii during the 2000s that has been copyrighted and is being shopped around for representation. I'm currently writing my second novel, a historical, romance, and suspense story based in Iraq during the U.S. occupation and war.