We take a blank sheet, to write what we will
And press it against our naive hearts—convinced
Believing in our lies—our convinced truth
They come in styles—naked and pure
Naked and pure—we immortalize them
Here! Every man dies
To his perfect conviction.
Joseph Hope from Enugu state, Nigeria, is a writer. His works have been published at Nthanda magazine. He is currently studying Applied Chemistry at Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto. When Joseph is not in the lab, he is either reading or writing poetry.