Important to maintain a balance in the ecosystem

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 July, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 July, 2000, 12:00am

Everyone has something to be afraid of. The thing that I am scared of most is a cockroach.

I will definitely never forget the worse night I have ever experienced. That night, I watched TV while having my dinner. I was talking to my father when a cockroach entered my house.

It flew around the dining room and disturbed me having dinner. It scared me so much that I screamed and screamed. My father approached it slowly and caught it. The most worse moment came when he asked me to come and have a look.

The ugly thing suddenly struggled violently and managed to get free! It flew straight to wards my face. I was shocked and dared not shout or even move! I closed my eyes and jumped up and down since I really wanted to get rid of that horrible thing. Within a few minutes, it disappeared.

The next moment I was cursing the cockroach and wanted to kill it! Somehow my conscience told me not to. Cockroaches are ugly and awful but they also have to struggle just to stay alive. However, human beings kill animals and many are in danger of extinction. It is important to protect our ecosystem and maintain its balance.

Maggie is a student at St Mark's School