Claire

Grade 5

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
Newfoundland and Labrador

What Home Means To Me

There’s a difference between a house and a home
A house is a structure of wood and nails
A home is a place that’s important to you
Where special things lie, like a wedding veil

To me, a home is a place of wonder
A place of laughter, learning and joy
With family, friends, fights and forgiveness
Hugs, kisses, love and toys

To me, a home is where you are wanted
For your kindness, fun and support
A home is where you have someone to talk to
Someone to play with in a blanket fort

To me, at home you can be yourself
Where you always have your privacy
At home, your family’s there to help you,
To take you to a doctor or pharmacy

To me, at home you never have worries
There’s always a lamp at night
A place where darkness is never aloud
There’s no room for things like judgement or fright

At home, there’s always food on the table
There’s always people you can trust
So whether or not it’s a big home or small
Having a home is a must