Met twee muziekalbums gebaseerd op zijn poëzie hebben vele mensen ontdekt dat Tupac niet enkel een invloedrijk rapper en een goede acteur was, maar ook een jonge dichter. Hier staan onze persoonlijke favorieten, allen uit de bundel “The Rose that Grew from Concrete”. Alle gedichten werden geschreven door Tupac Shakur.
In 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 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 !
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete Proving nature's laws wrong it learned 2 walk without having feet Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams It learned 2 breathe fresh air Long live the rose that grew from concrete When no one else even cared!
Today is filled with anger Fueled with hidden hate Scared of being outcast Afraid of common fate Today is built on tragedies Which no one wants 2 face Nightmares 2 humanities And morally disgraced Tonight is filled with rage Violence in the air Children bred with ruthlessness Because no one at home cares Tonight I lay my head down But the pressure never stops Gnawing at my sanity Content when I am dropped But 2morrow I c changes Built on spirit, intent of heart And ideals based on truth And 2morrow I wake with second wind And strong because of pride 2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my dreams alive
The Tears In Cupid's Eyes
The day u chose 2 leave me It rained constantly outside In truth I swore the rain 2 be The tears in Cupid's eyes
Can U C The Pride In The Panther
Can u c the Pride in the Pantha As he glows in splendor and grace Toppling OBSTICLES placed in the way Of the progression of his race Can u c the Pride in the Pantha As she nurtures her young all alone The seed must grow regardless Of the fact that it's planted in stone. Can't u c the Pride in the Panthas as they unify as one The flower blooms with brilliance and outshines the rays of the sun
Ambition Over Adversity
Take one's advirsity Learn from their misfortune Believe in something Believe in yourself Turn advirsity into ambition Now blossom into wealth
Sometimes I Cry
Sometimes when I'm alone I cry because I'm on my own The tears I cry R bitter and warm They flow with life but take no form I cry because my heart is torn and I find it difficult 2 carry on If I had an ear 2 confide in I would cry among my treasured friends But who do u know that stops that long to help another carry on The world moves fast and it would rather pass u by than 2 stop and c what makes u cry It's painful and sad and sometimes I cry and no one cares about why.
A Young Heart With an 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...
The Power Of A Smile
The power of a gun can kill and the power of Fire can Burn The power of wind can chill and the power of the mind can learn The power of anger can rage inside until it tears u apart But the Power of a Smile especially yours can heal a frozen Heart
And Still I Love You
I don't have everything as a matter of fact I don't have anything except a dream of a better day and you 2 help me find my way Being a man I am sure 2 make mistakes but 2 keep u I would do all it takes and if it meant my love was really true I'd gladly die and watch over u I wish a knew how much I cared u'd see my love is true by the life we'd share Even if a changed your mind and said our love was thru I'd want 2 die continuously cry and still I'd love u