Isabelle

Grade 6

Kingston
Ontario

Meaning of Home

Home is a place where I feel safe to be myself,
Where I feel safe to say that I don’t know what genders I like,
Or what I want to pursue when I get older.

Home is where my parents have good jobs and wouldn’t kick me out for something small or something I can’t control,
Where I know that I won’t go home to see my parents getting arrested,
And where I know I’ll be able to get a ride home and won’t have to get lost trying to walk.

People judge others who are less fortunate, judging their every move,
When they are far from perfect.

But we’re all just scared we’ll be forced to go
from the place that we call home.

If we could all just be a little nicer to the people that need it most,
We’ll have the perfect recipe for a better world.