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 soul-mate.
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,
This harsh world continues without a care.
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