Grade 5

British Columbia

What is home?

What is a home?

Home tastes like fresh baked carrot muffins out of the oven

Home smells like flowers on your hardwood table

Home feels like the comfort of a teddy bear on your lap with blankets surrounding you on your lazy boy couch

Home looks like family welcoming you from a long day

Home sounds like cartoons rushing through your mind

Homelessness tastes like rotten food from a rusty dumpster

Homelessness smells like mold in a dark corner of an alley

Homelessness feels like hard cement ground against your aching back

Homelessness looks like no one there to love you or tell you you’re beautiful

Homelessness sounds like rats scurrying across the floor