Conor

Grade 6

Winnipeg
Manitoba

Home

I opened the door,
Everything was dark,
Everything was quiet,
Then the lights went on,
It was like everything just came alive.

Home,
A place where your family surrounds you,
A place where your dreams float free of containment,
A place where you spend holidays and birthdays,
A place where you keep your memories.

Home,
The lights went off, the door closed,
Everything was dark,
Everything was quiet,
Thoughts,
Hopes,
Memories
Home.

I opened the door to my room,
Fell onto my bed,
Opened my favorite book and read,
I heard my parents talking in the living room,
Asking each other how their day had been,
I turned off my bedroom light,
Rolled over and fell to sleep,
I let my dreams carry me to unimaginable places.
Then I woke up and I was at home again,
With my family,
Home.