Gabrielle

Grade 6

Toronto
Ontario

The meaning of home

Son: Hey mom! Today in school, we learnt a new word.

Mom: Great! What word?

Son: Home. I kind of forgot what it means though. Can you explain it to me?

Mom: Sure!

(Mom starts to sing a song)

A home is a place
Where no one will go
Except for you
And your family too

Close your eyes
And feel it inside
A home, a home
Is the place you stay warm

It’s a place to make memories
With your younger frenemies
It’s a place to stay safe
When bad people are being chased

It’s the best when you’re wet
So you have a place to stay dry
It’s a place you can read
When you feel like you need

A home is a place
Where no one will go
Except for you
And your family too

Close your eyes
And feel it inside
A home, a home
Is the place you stay warm

Son: Wow, thanks! That really helped.

(Son walks away humming the song)