I’d always pooh-poohed rap I didn’t understand…until I came across this poem by the late Tupac Shakur. I found it to be- not only inspiring but it resonated deeply. RIP Tupac!

When no one even cared
The rose it grew from concrete
Keepin’ all these dreams
Provin’ nature’s laws wrong
It learned how to walk without havin’ feet
It came from concrete

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

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)

 

Full Lyrics- here

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