tupac the rose that grew from concrete poems

tupac the rose that grew from concrete poems, Language Skills Abroad
Yet I feel like a fairy that is in a fairytale all peaceful and dreamy, for I seek revenge sometimes like a twisted theory.
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.

tupac the rose that grew from concrete poems, Language Skills Abroad
I bought this book at Barnes and Nobles and it what a bit pricey for a book of poetry but let me tell you. it was definitely worth it.

“How did you know through your rhymes it was your time to go? You predicted it in every line, all in your flow” – Nas

[spoken part]
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without havin feet
Funny it seems but, by keepin its dreams
it, learned to breathe FRESH air
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
[Nikki Giovanni]
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)

The poem is quite short consisting of the single stanza that has eight lines. There is no specific rhyme scheme. The poet uses a number of literary devices in the poem.
The poet says that success of the rose or symbolically his own success in coming out of ghetto would seem to be funny but because its (rose’s as well as poet’s) dreams were high and its determination was firm and strong, it learned to breathe fresh air.

tupac the rose that grew from concrete poems, Language Skills Abroad
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.
“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.

tupac the rose that grew from concrete poems, Language Skills Abroad
“The Austin community being a predominantly African-American community, I wanted to provide some type of African cultural identity to the kids, who many of them had not really been exposed to before,” Stevenson said.
“It has the beautiful side, but it also has its rough cracks that can use some repair,” Stevenson said. “Something beautiful can grow from it with a little nurturing and guidance.”

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.
The theme of unconditional love emerged in this poem for the lovers heart. Tupac depicted love as an ultimate destiny that no life situation can deter. It’s simply romantic how he expressed his feelings in this poem. From A Glance poem is ranked at number 3 on the top 5 love poems from The Rose That Grew 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)
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without havin feet
Funny it seems but, by keepin its dreams
It, learned to breathe FRESH air
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
When no one else even cared
No one else even cared..
The rose that grew from concrete

The Background
“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.
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.

Essay by maneetchoksi , High School, 10th grade , April 2004
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.

Resources:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/151809.The_Rose_That_Grew_from_Concrete
http://m.lyrics.az/2pac/-/the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete-poem.html
http://englishsummary.com/rose-grew-concrete-poem-tupac-shakur/
http://medium.com/@taleyahmond5/the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete-blog-5502990dc44f
http://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/03/new-mural-the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete-offers-message-of-hope-and-resilience-to-west-side-youth/
http://www.top5must.com/music/top-5-tupac-love-poems-from-the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete/
http://www.raprnb.com/lyrics/2pac-the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete/
http://poetandpoem.com/analysis-of-the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete-by-tupac-shakur
http://www.writework.com/essay/analysis-poems-rose-grew-concrete-and-and-tomorrow-tupac-s
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