Walking Down a Dwindling Rope
by Sarah Collins
Walking down a dwindling rope
Falling free of luck
Wishing time would ease its grasp
Depriving me of hope
This world we live in is a tough place to be
All can perish from you and me
The drowning of dreams
The epitome of terror
All in the hands of our human error
But what is set before us
Can always retract
Simply think before you act
And the world will prosper
Standing up tall
To all people and creatures
Enormous and small
This is a poem that I wrote while having the orangutans, as well as rainforest and the environment, in mind.
The orangutans need our help, and there are many ways we can do this. These include writing letters to the Indonesian consulate about your concern, signing the online petition on our website, or simply telling a friend about the orangutans' situation. Inform yourself about products with unsustainable palm oil, recycle, turn off lights, and anything else you can think of to slow our climate crisis.
If everyone does their part, whether it be large or small acts, the orangutans, environment- and world, can be a better place for all creatures.
Kids are the future, so it's important we all get involved. I managed to get my school's video broadcast station to put in a package about Orangutan Caring Week. The link is http://www.livefrom205.com/index.php and the episode is PV verses Pen 2009. It's not very extensive, but briefly informs viewers about the orangutans.
Sarah Collins is OUREI's Youth Ambassador. If you have a comment for Sarah or would like to get more involved, send OUREI an email at