June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996
The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur
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.
This poem is from the book ‘The Rose that grew from concrete’, which contains 71 poems by Tupac. He had written this at an age of 18, before he began translating his poems into rhymes.