Grade 5

British Columbia

Where the Soldiers Return

Your Home could be a mansion
a wall downtown
a blanket keeping you warm
if you love your house
it will become a Home.

A house can tumble down or break.
Not a Home.
Even though we cannot have people
in our houses right now,
that does not change a thing.

No matter where you are,
how you are feeling,
a Home is a place
you should feel safe.
A place to treasure
even if you only have
a bench as a Home.

Your Home has what you care about.
No matter where you are,
or what language you speak,
a Home is where you are loved.

If you are waiting
for a family member
to come home from the war,
they come back excited to
finally be Home.

A Home is where the soldiers return.