Joshua

Grade 6

Toronto
Ontario

What is the meaning of home?

As I wait to fall asleep,
I think of
how my life would be
If I had made different choices,
would I still be on the streets?

Would I have my ideal home?
Or would I be off worse?
These questions haunt me every night.
In my dreams, I dream of a better place,
A place for me to be safe,
A loving family and a warm place to fall asleep peacefully.

I seek for hope of another home,
Another chance to change my destiny and live a better life.
I wish that I could have a warm meal,
And a place that offers a chance to do better at school
and less to burden my mind at night.

Is this too much to ask for?
Can I be viewed as something else or
am I condemned to live my life forever on the streets?

As I fall asleep these questions plaque my mind
And as I cross another day of my life.
I seek for hope of another home,
another chance to change my destiny and live a better life.