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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.

SCARED TO DEATH

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

CARE POEM

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

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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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