All These Poems are by Tupac they appear in the
book "The Rose That Grew From Concrete". If you would like to buy the
album click on the link below the album cover.
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Rose That Grew from Concrete
1. Tupac Interlude
2. Wake Me When I'm Free - Sikiru Adepoju
3. Can U C the Pride in the Panther - Mos Def
4. When Ure Heart Turns Cold - Sonia Sanchez
5. U R Ripping Us Apart - Dead Prez
6. Tears of a Teenage Mother - Jasmine Guy
8. And Still I Love You - Red Rat
9. Can U C the Pride in the Panther - Mos Def
10. If There Be Pain
11. River That Flows Forever - Danny Glover
12. Rose That Grew from Concrete - Nikki Giovanni
13. In The Event Of My Demise
14. What of a Love Unspoken
15. Sometimes I Cry
16. Fear in the Heart of Man
17. Starry Night - Quincy Jones
18. What of Fame - Russell Simmons
19. Only 4 the Righteous
20. Why Must You Be Unfaithful - Sarah Jones
21. Wife 4 Life
22. Lady Liberty Needs Glasses - Malcolm Jamal Warner
23. Family Tree
24. Thug Blues
25. Sun and the Moon
Excuse me but lady liberty needs glasses
and so does mrs justice by her side
both the broads r blind as bats
stumbling thru the system
justice bumbed into mutulu and
trippin on geronimo pratt
but stepped right over oliver
and his crooked partner ronnie
justice stubbed her big toe on mandela
and liberty was misquoted by the indians
slavery was a learning phase
forgotten with out a verdict
while justice is on a rampage
4 endangered surviving black males
i mean really if anyone really valued
life and cared about the masses
they'd take em both 2 pen optical
and get 2 pair of glasses.
u r the omega of my heart
the foundation of my conception of love
when i think of what a black woman should be
its u that i first think of
u will never fully understand
how deeply my heart feels 4 u
i worry that we'll grow apart
and i'll end up losing u
u bring me 2 climax without sex
and u do it all with regal grace
u r my heart in human form
a friend i could never replace.
Depths of Solitude
i exist in the depths of solitude
pondering my true goal
trying 2 find peace of mind
and still preserve my soul
constantly yearning 2 be accepted
and from all receive respect
never comprising but sometimes risky
and that is my only regret
a young heart with an old soul
how can there be peace
how can i be in the depths of solitude
when there r 2 inside of me
this duo within me causes
the perfect oppurtunity
2 learn and live twice as fast
as those who accept simplicity.
when your hero falls from grace
all fairy tales r uncovered
myths exposed and pain magnified
the greatest pain discovered
u taught me 2 be strong
but im confused 2 c u so weak
u said never 2 give up
and it hurts 2 c u welcome defeat
when ure hero falls so do the stars
and so does the perception of tomorrow
without my hero there is only
me alone 2 deal with my sorrow
your heart ceases 2 work
and your soul is not happy at all
what r u expected 2 do
when ure only hero falls.
Seen Your Soul Before
There are things we can't explain
So we usually tend to ignore
the unpleasant side to the human race
Like poverty and war
It's deja vu when I cry
when i see you I realize it even more
I know your heart like I know mine
because I've seen your soul before
I recognize your tear drops
and the clouds inside your head
I related to your sorrow
and every word you said
The creator to so many things
we never realize what for
Now I know why I met you Because
I've seen your soul before
The space between your heart and your mind
it's sometimes called the soul
The personification to your morals
and your emotional control
Stronger than the human spirit
Faster than your thoughts
Because I've seen your soul before.
The Event of My Demise
In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I Hope I Die For A Principle
or A Belief that I had Lived 4
I will die Before My Time
Because I feel the shadow's Depth
so much I wanted 2 accomplish
before I reached my Death
I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from My eyes
I Loved All who were Positive
In the event of my Demise
Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate.
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Today is built on tragedies which no one want's to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced.
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knowing that my sanity content when I'm dropped.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new,
build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.
They could never understand
what u set out 2 do
instead they chose 2
when u got weak
they loved the sight
of your dimming
and flickering starlight
How could they understand what was so intricate
2 be loved by so many, so intimate
they wanted 2 c your lifeless corpse
this way u could not alter the course
of ignorance that they have set
2 make my people forget
what they have done for much 2 long
2 just forget and carry on
I had loved u forever because of who u r
and now I mourn our fallen star
Rose That Grew From Concrete
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.
U See The Pride In The Panther
Can You See the Pride In the Panther
As he grows in splendor and grace
Topling obstacles placed in the way,
of the progression of his race.
Can You See the Pride In the Panther
as she nurtures her young all alone
The seed must grow regardless
of the fact that it is planted in stone.
Can You See the Pride In the Panthers
as they unify as one.
The flower blooms with brilliance,
and outshines the rays of the sun.
Young Heart With A Old Soul
A young heart with an old soul How can there be peace?
How can I be in the depths of solitude
When there are two inside of me?
This duo in me causes the perfect opportunity
To learn and live twice as fast
As those who accept simplicity...
Sometimes when I'm alone I Cry,
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confiding,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
and no one cares about why
Ambition Over Adversity
Take ones adversity
learn from their misfortune
learn from their pain
believe in something
believe in yourself
turn adversity into ambition
now blossom into wealth
No More Pain "When I die I wanna be a livin' legend Say my name Affiliated with this mind fuckin' game with no more pain"
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