Maya

Grade 5

Dartmouth
Nova Scotia

Home

Home is a place where emotions can flow
Where you don’t need a strong face
You can cry
The world all over is different
As are homes
Though a home is a home
A right to behold.

In a home there is love
Love is people
People is home
A place that is safe
Family may be
For the people you love
Make your home homey
The frosting on your cake
The sprinkles on your frosting.

And in home a little space that’s yours
Special for if you need yourself
Just yourself
Somewhere know one else may roam
It’s a space where you can think
You’re free to think
It’s your space
Your room.

Though a serious matter
We can’t put off any more
There are people out there
That haven’t a home
So we need to take action
We need to assist
We must help them
The homes must be built.

But some are conflicted
Is home here our there?
They’ve looked and they’ve looked
But they don’t quite know
“I was born there”
“But I live here”
Where is home
Where is home?

I can cry
I can scream
I can shout
I can laugh,
I can smile
I can frown
I can be joyful
I can sigh.

Home is a place where emotions can flow
Where you don’t need a strong face
You can cry
The world all over is different
As are homes
Though a home is a home
A right to behold.