therosethatgrewfromconcrete

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from concrete? Proving nature’s law is wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.”

- Tupac Shakur “The Rose that Grew From Concrete”

#poetry #tupac #tupakshakur #therosethatgrewfromconcrete (at Rillito River Running Path)

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Please wake me when I’m free. I cannot bear captivity, where my culture I’m told holds no significance. I’ll wither and die in ignorance. But my inner eye can c a race who reigned as kings in another place, the green of trees were rich and full, and every man spoke of beautiful men and women together as equals. War was gone because all was peaceful. But now like a nightmare I wake 2 c that I live like a prisoner of poverty. Please wake me when I’m free. I cannot bear captivity 4 i would rather be stricken blind than 2 live without expression of mind
—  Tupac

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”

Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Whenever I need some motivation, I read this poem. You should too. #tupakshakur #therosethatgrewfromconcrete #poetry #motivation (at Tucson, Arizona)

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If I fail

If in my quest 2 achieve my goals
I stumble or crumble and lose my soul
Those that knew me would easily co-sign
There was never a lifestyle as hard as mine
No father - no money - no chance and no guide
I only follow my voice inside
if it guides me wrong and I do not win
I’ll learn from mistakes and try 2 achieve again.


- Tupac Shakur

I remember meeting her, Afeni Shakur. I remember the chills that went through my body because I can put the women on one hand that I’ve witnessed speak with such brutal honesty. I thought, “that’s where Tupac got it from…that fire, that courage. I have one of the first hardback editions of the Tupac poetry book… grateful to have met her.
#afenishakur #blackpanthers #tupac #therosethatgrewfromconcrete

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Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
—  Tupac Shakur