Grade 5


Tina C. Home is where the heart is

Home Is where the heart is
“Imagine that after a long day of work or school, you get onto the bus without a home to go to.” A large amount of Calgary’s children have to survive without a place to live. About 40 % of adults without a residence of a home are employed but still can’t afford it. So many people are forced into not having a roof to live under. Whether someone forced them to endure that environment, or they always have. It’s amazing to see that even in such a rich country, so many people still don’t have a place to take shelter. I take this moment to cherish home and think about what it means to me. To me home doesn’t just mean a place with furniture in it. You find memories in a home. Good or bad, you will find them to remind you of your past. Home gives you a sense of security and privacy. It’s also a place where no one is judged. Maybe a little, but you always know it is out of love and friendliness. Home is a place where i can truly express myself. Whether through art or speaking with a loved one, you can always express yourself to someone or through something in a home. At home you always have a place to rest, whether frequent or not, a rest is something that is needed needed in everyone’s life, at home, you always have a shoulder to cry on. It doesn’t matter if it’s an inanimate object, person, animal or anything else, you will always be able to tell someone or something how you feel. You will always have a shoulder to cry on. (even if you don’t cry on their shoulder.) A home is a place to take shelter and spend a warm winter. Finally, I would like you to please remember this saying: The slumber of the workingman is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.