Once upon a time there was a piece of
It could do all sorts of cool
Like bend, flex, fold, lie flat, stand up,
even make cardboard toys.
The kids loved playing with
They would draw on it, cut it out, make
shapes, make airplanes on it.
But one day the cardboard found itself old,
Too used up for the kids to keep playing with
it, and it was sad.
Before it knew what was going on, it found
itself stuck at the bottom of the rubbish
It got sent out to the big wheelie bin where
the garbage people came and picked it up.
The little piece of cardboard was thrown into
the truck with all the other pieces of cardboard who were old,
wrinkled, and quite grumpy.
The journey was bumpy, and windy, too long for
such a tired piece of cardboard.
It went from light to dark, from wind to
It was grabbed, and squished, and finally
thrown on to a conveyor with the rest of the
It quickly got sorted, and pushed
The poor little piece of cardboard could do
very little in its weakened condition.
Soon it saw a massive crusher and realized O
NO! This is the end!
There was so much I wanted to
I wanted to be a display stand or a manila
folder for a legal firm.
But alas this is the end.
And before it knew it, it was crushed back
into a new piece of cardboard.
Hmm, it thought that's not so
Then it saw the slicer. And the crusher
O NO! the cardboard tried to run, it tried to
fight with the other pieces of cardboard, but it had one corner
It started to tear as it was trying to pull
It barely broke off, just a fragment got
I can make it!
But it was too late.
The crusher and ripper sucked in the rest of
And the cardboard closed its
Slowly it blinked and realised it was
Even a bit sunny.
Looking around the cardboard realised it was
sitting next to a batch of fresh cardboard.
It looked down at itself.
Completely clean, smooth with a fresh coat of
Then bending over to examine the rest of
itself, to see what was going on, it noticed a fine watermark on
What is this? It asked.
A recycled logo!!
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