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JUNE 24, 2014 Writing 101, Day Seventeen: Your Personality on the Page

We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.

Today’s twist: Write this post in a distinct style from your own.


Written by John Yeo

Here goes my style No. 1~

What am I afraid of ?  When I was younger, nothing!

Now I’m scared to lose, my wife and soulmate.

I do not want to be dependant on anyone else if dementia strikes.

That would be a fate worse than death for me.

It will never be my style, to write in a helpless way.

To lead my life in a situation when I only remember today.

Without my friend beside me to guide me through.

I am now retired and living very happily with my wife Margaret. We lead quite active lives in our retirement, I have plenty of work in the garden. Margaret loves cooking and spends some time creating dishes from the produce I bring home from the allotment in the Summer and Autumn months. We belong to a bowls club and also bowl indoors during the Winter months.

Easily my biggest fear is that Margaret will go to heaven before I leave this world and I am left alone. Then it will be very scary if I develop Alzheimers disease or dementia, and I become dependant on complete strangers for my needs.

This post requires me to write in a style that is not my normal style.

Style No. 2~My style


By John Yeo

This unbearable feeling is hard to share.

After many years suffusing into each other

An unbreachable gap has come to appear,

Shattering feelings built over many a year.

We shared many times with mutual respect

Happiness with laughter, always together

Never stopping to consider this awful end

The Death of a lover and a very dear friend

At the last, Death rips and shreds the past

Smashing our life to a million shards

The painful cutting and tearing apart,

Bloodless breaking of a once proud heart

Memories abound in solitary sadness

Flooding my mind with thoughts and despair

You were once here with me,

always there,

This harsh world continues without a care.

Copyright © By John Yeo  All rights reserved



4 thoughts on “JUNE 24, 2014 Writing 101, Day Seventeen: Your Personality on the Page

  1. i enjoyed this. the two styles. It brings to the surface the real emotions we must all face when
    a good friend or life long partner, spouse, someone close to us dies. hard to imagine but your post brings to it light. thank you

  2. I have been blessed to be part of a wonderful marriage to my best friend for 16 years now. Although we are still quite young (almost 40), this is a fear of mine, too…that either of us may have to go it alone without each other. It is a scary thing. This post hit home with me. I love your writing 🙂

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