The subject of this week’s blog is a bit ironic, given that rapper Tupac Shakur was famously murdered in 1996 in a drive by shooting. But I thought his poem/lyric, The Rose that Grew from Concrete was a great celebration of the resilience of life, in even the toughest conditions.
The Rose that Grew from Concrete appears in a collection of Tupac’s poetry of the same name, posthumously published in 1999.
The other reason for highlighting Tupac’s work is that the C23 film showing on Wednesday of this week is, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Ricky, the orphan kid in the movie, is a massive Tupac fan!
The 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 its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.