Loke Kok yee

To Valsa George And Akhtar Jawad - Poem by Loke Kok yee

There is great truth in the saying that great minds think alike.
And it's seen in your lovely poems which is much to my delight.

Your eyes can clearly perceive what others find hard to see,
Simple lines from creative minds, I think that must be the key.

Your poetry is an inspiration to the rest who are less blessed,
Providing them the guidance for flaws that need to be addressed.

When I'm covered with goose pimples or a tear falls from my eye,
It came from reading your poetry a fact which I cannot deny.

There must be many writer who are just as poetically endowed,
I will seek them out and read their works if time and age allow.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Comments about To Valsa George And Akhtar Jawad by Loke Kok yee

  • Savita Tyagi (4/15/2018 8:02:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful tribute. And every word is true. Both of them are outstanding poets and my favorite. You have spoken for many of us. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    (4/18/2018 1:47:00 AM)

    Thank you for your visit and kind comments, All new and aspiring poets need guidance and support; I was very fortunate to have these two wonderful persons to help me on my journey. Thank you again

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  • Narayana Aghalaya (3/24/2018 1:43:00 AM)

    what a wonderful poem - a tribute to fellow poets!
    'There must be many writer who are just as poetically endowed,
    I will seek them out and read their works if time and age allow. What humility! It is said that no poet reads poems written by others! I have read Valsa's poems.She is truly an inspiration!
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    (3/29/2018 12:44:00 AM)

    Thanh you Nara, We can only learn by reading the works of others, I was fortunate to have wonderful people who encouraged and guided me.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/14/2018 1:36:00 AM)

    A nice tribute to two great poets and lovable personalities! I am also a great fan of them! I have the same view what you have expressed through your poem! Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

    (2/18/2018 11:52:00 PM)

    They were my inspiration when I started my journey in PH, and their support encouraged me when the road got rough. Thank you.

  • Chukwuma Ndububa (10/4/2017 7:44:00 PM)

    Silvery lines of profound thoughts. Worthy homage to the addressed. Much liking for the rhyme scheme alongside tight message. Your loving heart is cherished, dear poet.
    Thanks for making my day.
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  • Simone Inez Harriman (8/19/2017 12:50:00 PM)

    We are so lucky on this site to have access to top poets to show us the way with their creative works from their mighty pens and you too are one of them Loke. Indeed such inspiration I have gleaned from your pen.10++++ (Report) Reply

    (1/4/2018 9:39:00 AM)

    We are indeed and to forget the friendship shared'

  • Bri Edwards (7/27/2017 4:07:00 PM)

    gee, i was going to put into August's showcase, but my last comment says i was going to use it in April!

    i hope i DID! ! !

    bri :)
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    (8/2/2017 8:53:00 AM)

    Doesn't matter! I will appreciate if you put it in your August showcase

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/27/2017 10:49:00 AM)

    It is a great tribute to poet and poetes known as Akhtar Jawad and Valsa George. Really they are apt in composing beautiful poems. I like them and their poems as well as you. Many thanks dear Yee for posting this lovely poem here. (Report) Reply

    (6/28/2017 2:23:00 AM)

    Thank you for your support my friend.

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/22/2017 6:17:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem wherein you have so beautifully praised two wonderful poets of Poem Hunter.
    Both of them are my dear friends too.
    I quote:
    There is great truth in the saying that great minds think alike.
    And it's seen in your lovely poems which is much to my delight.

    Dear Loke, you are a wonderful poet too. i love to read your poems.
    Shall i say a great human being with a generous heart.
    A full vote for this sweet poem.
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    (6/28/2017 2:23:00 AM)

    I am trying, and if I succeed I owe much to them. Thanks Geeta.

  • (6/18/2017 1:40:00 AM)

    Lok Kok, this is a beautiful and well deserved ode to two of the best poets on PH. Through simplicity and profundity, you have captured their essence. Valsa has been a great source of inspiration encouragement and support for me. For this, I am in her debt. Akhtar's poetry I am just discovering. And I like what I see. This is my first read of your poetry. I look forward to reading more. Keep up the good work! (Report) Reply

    (6/23/2017 10:16:00 AM)

    Thank you for taking your your time to read and comment on my poem, much appreciated, thank you again.

  • Bharati Nayak (6/14/2017 8:27:00 PM)

    Akhtar Jawad and Valsa George are two great poets who have made their marks by their outstanding poetry and good personality.I am also a fan of them.Your poem is a nice tribute to them.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    (6/23/2017 9:27:00 AM)

    Thanks Bharati, simply put; if not for their encouragement and guidance, I would have stopped writing long ago.

  • Bri Edwards (4/5/2017 5:20:00 PM)

    this shall go into my/our April 2017's showcase for PH poets. i'm rushing to fill it with lovely, sometimes great, poems. this one is at least lovely. we can't ALL be great poets! ! !

    like me! !

    bri :) thanks.
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    (4/5/2017 10:59:00 PM)

    You are welcomed to the poem for your April list, You are also correct on the part about great poets! !
    Hohoho! I am still working on it!

  • Bri Edwards (8/27/2016 7:53:00 PM)

    i give YOU creative lines from a SIMPLE MIND! do i get NO accolades? ?

    i see i left a previous comment, a mere six months ago! why am i wasting my
    VERY VALUABLE time leaving another? ? ? !

    and you (i don't think) ever clarified the spelling of Lok/Loke.

    i admit i sometimes spell it differently than PH does. of course, since you sign notes to me Bro, i don't
    get to see how you spell your NAME! ! ! !

    :) bri
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/27/2016 3:17:00 PM)

    Well deserved tributes to two of poem hunter's best poets. Well said my friend1 (Report) Reply

    (7/28/2016 12:44:00 AM)

    Thank you my friend, they gave me the support to continue to contribute to this site.

  • Sranisha Francis (6/9/2016 3:01:00 PM)

    Well done! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Ging Taping (4/7/2016 11:10:00 AM)

    definitely agree :) ..two thumbs up! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (2/12/2016 7:51:00 PM)

    how come both Valsa's and Akhtar's comments 'misspell' loke? or has PH misspelled it, OR has Bro (his nickname when communicating with me) misspelled it? ?

    i think Bro is vying for the number three position in an Asian trio of fine poets. they are all on my friends list as well.

    i like it. nice rhyming. i guess this is a 'complimentary' [not 'complementary'] poem. how many know the difference? i do...........now. :) :)

    bri :)

    to MyPoemList
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  • Rajnish Manga (12/14/2015 3:06:00 AM)

    Versatility, elegance and style are what makes these gifted poets stand apart. i agree with your finding that their 'eyes can clearly perceive what others find hard to see', (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (12/10/2015 8:07:00 PM)

    may we be also bless by poets like e who poets address (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2015 3:50:00 PM)

    This poem speaks truth. I also admire your humility.

    Well written and well done
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/12/2015 2:25:00 PM)

    Verily, truth smells from your pen and mind (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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