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A Pirate's Morph: SOUL to HURT

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A Pirate's Morph: SOUL to HURT

A tuppence, old chap, grant this whiskied SOUL
Whose mind wears weak and heart grows SOUR
Take not from thee for what surely is OURS
To quench a lad's thirst at this haunted HOUR
And drown from our swarthy souls the HURT




Morph verse is utlizing the last word of each line and morphing it. 
Removing one letter from the previous last word 
and adding an additional letter to complete the subsequent word.

EX: SOUL - remove the L and add an R to create SOUR.
SOUR - Remove The S in SOUR and add it to the end of OUR.
OURS - Remove the S and add and an H to the beginning of OUR.
HOUR - Remove the O and add a T to create the word HURT.
So on and so forth.

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  1. Date: 8/4/2010 8:01:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, John

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 5:26:00 AM

    Congratulations John on your win in Paula Swanson's contest "A Tale O'Pilligin". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 5:21:00 AM

    congrats and really cool poem, let alone the amazing form! good one John! to mine favs! jimbo

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 4:23:00 AM

    Such a difficult format, and you have mastered it with this GREAT PIRATE'S MORPH, John. Congratulations on your WIN. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 4:23:00 PM

    Sounds like ye be ready ta do som morph o' dees types o' writ'n. Congrats on yer win in de contest! Dan C

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 2:04:00 PM

    Congrats John on your winning poem in the Pillagin contest with this great tale ... enjoy another sweet victory my friend.. well deserved.. with luv..

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 1:27:00 AM

    Thanks for your kind words today John.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/26/2009 1:40:00 PM

    Beautifully written John, you put this together perfectly..Great Job.. Thank you for your lovely comments on my poetry.God Bless You*Tyesha

  1. Date: 1/16/2009 1:17:00 AM

    Nicely done

  1. Date: 1/7/2009 5:42:00 AM

    Excellent write..sounds like a pirate talking to his lads...lol..Continue to share. Great job.

  1. Date: 1/6/2009 4:56:00 PM

    Hi John Many thanks for your message when i joined poetrysoup it is an honour to be in the company of so many wonderful people, Happy new year and of course peace to you aswell. All my best Mike

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 10:13:00 PM

    Now, John, how can I possibly have a prayer when you keep entering these blasted contests?? Hmmph!! Please give us amateurs a snowball's chance!! I must say, though begrudgingly, a work of art...as usual. Donna G.

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 9:06:00 AM

    Quick question, does featured mean shown on the home page? I'm sorry I did'nt know. I'm kinda new to this..lol

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 8:31:00 AM

    Clever , clever , clever piece of clever writing.... I attempted one of your morphs .. I tried to put my soul into it , but it hurt !!! You write onnnnnnn ...

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 9:56:00 PM

    Ohh!!! what creative movement to the point!!! thank you!!!! Great therapy!!!!

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 6:10:00 PM

    John this is excellent - Very well said - You are a very gifted writer - Unlike me you seem to possess a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to writing - I'm learning though and getting ready to start taking some writing courses at the College - When I first started writing poems 9 years ago in Prison I could hardly spell my own name - And now I hardly ever need to use the spell check but I need to enhance my vocabulary I'm very limited - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 4:27:00 PM

    Amazing John, this is just amazing. Carrie said it, this reads just like that. excellent. :) Kristin

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 4:22:00 PM

    Looks like another winner.....Best wishes, Sara:)

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 2:41:00 PM

    John congratulations on your win. Great job.This also looks like a winner. GBU Michael Torres

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 2:34:00 PM

    Excellent job...and not only a great morph...but in a style right out of a great old book of poetry! Hearty is the ale..delivered by a fair maiden, no doubt!! ~ Love, Carrie