Cardboard Houses


A Short Poem On Living Inside Walls
We enclose ourselves in cardboard houses,
Separate from the land around us,
Fixating on moving boxes.
Indoors we sit and compare our lives.
Neighbours rustle windows, curtains
Keeping up with the Jones’s
Created by a mass media of our own making.


Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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  1. May 9, 2011 / 10:10 am

    Thanks lovely x

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