“Your lips must taste like cherries, so wild and yet so sweet,

I would caress them softly like they’re my precious treat,

And in this dance of passion, my heart would skip a beat…

Only one kiss, that’s all I ask!

Take off that mask…”


He pleaded with his love, the girl with eyes like fire,

Her beauty was his curse – from distance to admire,

Now deeper than the ocean was his repressed desire!

So tender and so frail,

Behind the veil.


Oh, if you really love me, please, never ask again!

Don’t make me feel this sadness, don’t take me through this pain!

You’ll bring the storm inside me, I’ll cry with acid rain!

Just stay away, stay far!

I wear a hidden scar.


He smiled and kissed her fingers, their perfume to inhale.

“I swear, my darling sweetheart, I’ll never gonna fail!

My bride you’ll be for ever and love shall now prevail!

Your soul I will embrace…

Show me your face!


With trembling hands, denying the doubt inside her heart,

The mask that was so precious, now she just tore apart.

Frail girl, so sweet…her bravery was like the finest art.

At him she looked above.

Hoping for love.


“My goodness, what I’m seeing is a monstrosity!

How could I ever love such an atrocity!

Your scar is horrifying, an abnormality!

You want to hear the true?

I am afraid of you!”


That’s what he said while leaving her bleeding heart to die

No arms to hold the pieces, no acid tears to cry,

No strength to stop the darkness, not even wings to fly!

Just salty ocean deep

Her love to keep.


Her ghostly face still haunts him in nights with bloody moon

When memories are torture, he’s trapped in deepest gloom,

Repeating in slow motion the cruelest day of June…

For death he asks…

Behind his masks.


Be kind, be wise, be loving…when someone shows you their scars.

In loving memory of Diane.



All credits for the photo to the talented Joseph Berardi from









26 thoughts on “The cruelest day of June

  1. 😱 Oh my goodness Claudia. I actually think you are the deepest person in the world.

    Thank you for sharing these words, they are too deep and profound for my small mind to fully understand, but they are perfect.

    You are a treasure beyond words ❤️🙏🏻

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    1. Aww, thank you! 😊💖 And I was worried that it sounds silly and shallow! 😃 It’s about the courage to be vulnerable. And the tragedy of being vulnerable to the wrong person. It’s about an irreplaceable loss. I wanted to commemorate her by raising awareness. 💙
      Your mind is brilliant, my dear friend! I know it, because I’m your biggest fan! God bless you! 🙏♥️

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    1. Wowww, thank you! Coming from you, that’s a huge compliment! I don’t know how, but I missed your last posts, so, now that I read them, I’m speechless! There’s fire in your words! And it touched me…
      I’m honored by your presence here, thank you with all my heart and soul!


      1. Ohh Claudia, that’s a very beautiful reply, I’m truly humbled. Compared to you, I’m nothing but a scribbler, you have a very special talent. Thank you!

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    1. True…there will always be a risk in taking off the mask, so we must choose wisely who’s truly worthy of seeing our soul.
      Thank you for this beautiful comment, it means a lot! ♥️🙏

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  2. BRAVO, Claudia. Yr rhythms here made my heart confused and hurt. Sad tale. Thanx so
    for just how you told it, how you framed it in the end, and the photo was exceptional.
    I’ve always enjoyed looking in on yr site through the years, I know you have looked onto mine.
    And I thank you for this

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    1. Thank you, Gray (what a beautiful name!), thank you with all my heart and soul! I remember your site, I loved it…have you delete it? I hope not, I hope it’s just some error from wordpress. I appreciate you, your comments, your talent and work more than you know! ♥️

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