Grade 5

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Meaning of Home

It starts with building.
Assembling the foundation, filling it in
With flooring, new walls and a roof.
My home isn’t only built of materials.
It’s built with love.

My home is somewhere
I can lay my head every night.
I feel safe in my home
Where the walls protect me from the outside world.

When I think of home,
I think of how happy my family and I are together.
My home is the place where my family and I
Rely on each other everyday.

Home is the place where my siblings and I
Can play together anytime we want.
Where my family and I sit down at the table
To enjoy delicious meals with each other.

But there are some who are not as fortunate as I
To have a home that is safe and warm.
To have a sense of security
In a home where they are loved unconditionally.

I believe that everyone
Should have a place to lay their head.
A home that is a cherished space
With food and a nice warm bed.

I am grateful to have a home
Filled with memories and care.
I wish someday that this will be the truth
For people everywhere.