rose that grew from concrete poems
This poem represented Tupac’s life in the way that he came from a place that meant nothing to society and a place that no one really cares about, a place that seems to just recreate a mess and not really give love and nourishment to the people that come from it. Tupac is the rose coming from this place, when a rose needs nourishment and care to grow and he as a person needs the same thing was able to come from such a horrible place and actually make a good life out of it. When the place that he comes from has given him nothing in life but a hard upbringing, the fact that he can still prosper and be beautiful even with his imperfections. He is one of the lucky ones that was able to come from such a hard place and still grow as a person and not become a product of his environment.
In the poem “ The Rose That Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur, the poem represents the ways that someone can become something great coming from a place that’s not recognized as great. In this poem he uses a rose, something that’s recognized as beautiful, even with its imperfections. Roses are a symbol of beauty and love, but it’s also taken with caution because of its thorns. The rose correlates with people, and how beautiful people are and how even in our imperfections we can be loved. Being that the rose grew from concrete something hard and that has no nourishment, manmade cement, and not really appreciated, a thing that people walk all over and don’t really take care to appreciate that it’s there. The concrete represents the ghetto, or any place that’s looked at as a place that has nothing good to come out of it.
Ameena Beyah – ← Peace, as I see from distant seas, when I cough I seek a plan to run from enemies, I bleed on top of pyramids and sphinxes, laughing over the time I am deceased, for maybe then in the afterlife I can see an increase. The minitemen with soldiers may make fun of me, yet they send spies with distant lies, enemies creep within my bed and befreind this me, to a clear deceit.
Fieldtr – Compare this poem also with Pete Seeger’s “God Bless the Grass:”
Clearly, Tupac lived a life of contradictions. He was a gangbanger, but we also know that he was a sweet, loving person as well. We all embody incredible contradictions, just like America was created and is sustained by powerful contradictions. I really like how Tupac tried to show people that, for better or for worse, our lives are defined by contradictions, and we need to make the best of it.
I have a classmate that all he hears is pretty much “The Rose That Grew From Concrete” is a really inspiring book to me. I personally think that Tupac was a great writer and rapper. Just a great human being all around, that had a pretty rough life. Like it says in” If I Fail”,”There was never a life as hard as mine. No father-no money-no chance and no guide.” Although I don’t know much of his history by logic and I don’t really hear a lot of his rap, I thought I would give this book a chance.
The line means that big dreams always seem funny. The poet would have big dreams in his childhood and others might have been laughing at him as any ghetto would do. However, he had a strong belief in himself and finally learned to be successful.
The Rose That Grew From Concrete written by famous rapper and actor of America is a symbolic poem in which the poet describes the journey of Rose from the darkness in the concrete to fresh air and sunlight.
when no one else ever cared.
from a crack in the concrete?
When no one even cared
The rose it grew from concrete
Keepin all these dreams
Provin nature’s laws wrong
It learned how to walk without havin feet
It came from concrete
Keepin all these dreams
Provin nature’s laws wrong
It learned how to walk without havin feet (to breathe the fresh air)
It came from concrete (to breathe the fresh air)
(to breathe the fresh air, to breathe the fresh air)
You try to plant somethin in the conrete, why’knowhatImean?
If it GROW, and the and the rose petal got all kind of
scratches and marks, you not gon’ say, “Damn, look at
all the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from concrete”
You gon’ be like, “Damn! A rose grew from the concrete?!”
Same thing with me, why’knahmean? I grew out of all of this
Instead of sayin, “Damn, he did this, he did this,”
just be like, “DAMN! He grew out of that? He came out of that?”
That’s what they should say, why’knowhatImean?
All the trouble to survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty
why’knowhahatImean unbelievable lifestyle they gave me
I’m just tryin to make somethin..
Did you hear..
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws 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, even cared
There R no words 2 express
how much I truly care
So many times I fantasize of
feelings we can share
My heart has never known
the Joy u bring 2 me
As if GOD knew what I wanted
and made u a reality
I’d die 2 hold u or 2 kiss u
or merely to see your face
my stomach quivers my body shivers
and my heart increases pace
2 give me $ or lots of gold
would not be the same 2 me
I prayed and watched the distant stars
and finally u came 2 me!
In this particular poem you can feel the writer’s heart flutters for love. Tupac described the feeling of losing a love in a profound way. The rain represents tears, tears define love and love is in cupid eyes.
Tupac Shakur’s The Rose that Grew from Concrete, is a raw, honest, and authentic book of hope. I fell in love with it the first time I read it, and will continue to reread the collection for years to come! I have given the collection to close friends as gifts in the past, because it is a fantastic read and a positive influence.
Tupac is mostly known as a rapper. However, the poetry collection expresses profound, soulful thought that is often overlooked by his mainstream reputation. The book covers several topics, including love, poverty, family, and many others. His diverse experiences and will to continue fighting for a better life despite obstacles make The Rose that Grew from Concrete a great inspiration.
Both poems have hope in them. I like these poems because it shows me that even though the world is not a great place people still can do great things. This I learned from The Rose That Grew From Concrete. The rose defied the odds and proved itself to the world all by itself. The message Tupac was trying to bring through that poem was keep trying and focus on your dreams, don’t let anything get in the way. And Tomorrow tells me to never lose faith because tomorrow is a whole new day and anything can happen. It also tells me, like the poem The Rose That Grew From Concrete to keep your mind focused on your dreams and ambitions in life and never lose faith in yourself.
The Rose That Grew From Concrete is not really about a rose that grew from the concrete. The rose symbolizes a man and the concrete symbolizes the ghetto. A rose would never grow from concrete and by this he is meaning to say that it is really hard to survive the hard life of the ghetto and make something out of yourself. The second line means that the person has made something out of himself. “nature’s law” means that no one expected the man to survive and the ‘law’ was that no one could survive the ghetto and do something with their lives and so the man has proved this law wrong. “it learned without having feet”, this part means that he had no help and he made it all by himself.