Grade 5

British Columbia

What home means to me

Home is the heart the building block, the center

The center of us and what is around

The trees, the stream and the deer in the forest

The vibration of our house makes me feel squishy, warm and cozy (even when it’s cold)

When I’m inside, I feel safe and nothing can get me

When I’m in my house I feel fierce and confident

Like there’s a force field around me, a bubble of light and energy

When I come home, I can hear my mom typing on her computer

I can smell my dad’s cooking, and listen to my sister learning piano

I look at my cats purring at my legs

I love my home and nobody knows how grateful I am for it

Nobody has a house like mine

And everybody deserves a place they can call home.