Brian Mayo

Gold Star - 12,347 Points (1960)

A New Leaf - Poem by Brian Mayo

Never toss your Playboys in an open fire pit
Stacks of dirty magazines don’t burn-up worth a s***
Sift the ashes carefully or when the wind blows hard
Tiny, fleshy pictures flutter to the neighbor’s yard.

Topic(s) of this poem: fire, nature, repentance

Form: Lyric


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A new leaf- -what's the title mean to YOU?

Comments about A New Leaf by Brian Mayo

  • Wes Vogler (11/16/2015 5:28:00 PM)


    We just moved to a condominium and my playboys (app 400) were given away. My wife is of a gentler nature and condones my bestiality as a necessary evil of artists. I used to draw the strippers at a bar and they were ecstatic.
    Open fires are not allowed here. good advice worded scurrilously or not
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  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/12/2015 8:49:00 AM)


    Magazines are never the best for burning. Newsprint is better. Save your collection for posterity or value. Playboy is changing their format for the times...they are taking out the explicit nude pics as they can't compete with internet porn. Personally, I would find it entertaining if I were your neighbor. Life can get boring. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/12/2015 7:52:00 AM)


    Well.. Umm, maybe something like this - the speaker takes the magazine, ignites the fire with his HANDS, and then just hopes no one finds out about it.. Now, I have either a dirty mind or a sexy imagination!

    P: S: Being a guy of the 'internet' era, it's hard to get it entirely... And yup, always prefered actual bunnies: p

    Thanks Brian :)
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  • Rajnish Manga (11/11/2015 11:22:00 PM)


    A lovely narrative about some dirty magazine set ablaze will turns a new leaf when a neighbor sees those fleshy pictures for the first time in life. Thanks, Brian. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 11:03:00 PM)


    That you have vowed to burn them in the fireplace from now on. (Unless your neighbors like that sort of thing.) : -) (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/11/2015 11:02:00 PM)


    Tiny fleshy picture of leaf flutters the neighborliness's yard in interesting manner. Very amazing poem shared really...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/11/2015 10:49:00 PM)


    Sift the ashes carefully or when the wind blows hard
    Tiny, fleshy pictures flutter to the neighbor’s yard

    Very nice thought, excellently presented.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015



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