My Heart

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I’m cold and uncaring,
or so I’ve been told,
but that’s not me.

I wear my heart on my sleeve,
under leather and mail,
shield and sword.

I protect it fiercely,
for it is a fragile thing,
easily broken.

For when I love,
it is deep and true.
Eternal.

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