tupac rose that grew from concrete poems
Fear only lurkes when I don’ t know where or what to think, I fear the most powerful one is there to be beseeched.
I don’ t know if I were the first Black woman president if I would be impeached, for the times at hand are like eating at my blood like a leech.
This book of his original poetry, written when he was 19 on scraps of notepaper, really surprised me by giving a glimpse into that sensitive side. While some of the poetry is trite, there are a number of poems that border on profound, expressing Tupac’s deep appreciation for life and those who inspired him (both in his personal life and historical figures).
Many of the poems in the collection were written in his teen years. Tupac’s poems talk about growing pains, teenage love and lust, being a Tupac Shakur is the only rapper I like. Some of his rap songs could be classified as brilliant urban poetry.
In the first line, the poet raises a rhetorical question, “Did you hear about the rose” drawing the reader’s attention towards a rose plant that grew from a crack in the concrete. Concrete is used in buildings and is quite hard. It cannot be broken down easily and one can easily hurt himself if he tries to break it.
However, the poem also represents his own journey from a poor ghetto to a successful life. In the poem, the poet urges the readers and audience to rise above the ghettos which are like concrete i.e. hard enough to become a hindrance in the way to success.
From first glance I know exactly what would Be
u and I have perfect hearts destined one day 2 Be
The circumstances don’t even matter because my heart never lies
And if u don’t admit 2 this it is u who will be surprised
Poetry is the language of love. In this heartfelt poem, Wife 4 Life, Tupac expresses his love and the foundation of a healthy relationship. He expounds ons the importance of acceptance, forgiveness, and unconditional love. It’s beautifully written and comes in as top 5 love poem from The Rose That Grew From Concrete book.
“Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams it learned 2 breathe fresh air” In this particular part of the poem he emphasizes that you have to follow your dreams in everything that you do. Tupac was big on following your dreams, he believed that no one could ever take away your dreams. One of my favorite quotes by him is when he says “reality is wrong, dreams are for real” And in this poem he really expresses that by saying this rose learned to live in this world by just never losing sight of its dreams. By following his dreams, he learned to live and he inspired many other to do the same thing.
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.
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..
from a crack in the concrete?
Did you hear about the rose that grew
Tupac Shakur wrote both these poems and the poems are about having ambitions and goals and reaching them despite the circumstances. There is also a theme of keeping hope in both the poems.
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.
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In all, the poem is a true reflection of what Tupac, the writer experienced in life. He passed through a lot in life and still made it despite the challenges. He focused on his dreams and ended up becoming a popular world-class rapper. The theme of the poem is all about having goals and reaching them in life despite the challenges. Hope is also a unique theme portrayed in the poem. Man must continue to work harder with the hope of reaching his goals one day as life goes on.
“The Rose That Grew From Concrete” is a poem composed by Tupac Shakur. It also exists as a poetic album released in 2000. The composer, Tupac was a famous American actor and rapper who is popularly referred to as “2pac”. He was the best-selling music artist in his time.