Grade 5

Portugal Cove - St. Philip's
Newfoundland and Labrador

A Special Place

When I think of home, I think about are feeling safe and secure. Home should also be a place to make memories and be able to not be judged. I think of how thankful I am to have a beautiful home with food, water and a place to rest my head. I hear home and then I think of when I wake up every morning just to look out my window to see the pond beside my house.

But then, on the other hand, it breaks my heart to see people living on the street, especially in the winter because they are so cold and can’t be comfortable when sleeping, or when it’s a storm they don’t have a roof over their heads. I think of home and I think of another thing which is being able to be me. Home means to me its a place that you can cry and be incredibly silly or weird.

Home is a place where you have friends and family. Home should be a place where you feel loved and cared for. If you are in a place where you do not feel loved try to talk about it to someone and you can work on that.
Home necessarily doesn’t need to be a house. It can be a park or a special place that you grew up in. Home could even be a swimming pool, it could have been at your nan’s house, it could be anything. But everyone should have a home.