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The Rose that Grew from Concrete
The Rose that Grew from Concrete | Tupac Shakur
23 posts | 22 read | 13 to read
A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.
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nelehelen
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4/5
As a fan of Tupac, it was easy for me to love this book of his poems. I grew up listening to him and memorizing his lyrics. These words are much more private and authentic to his voice. A true artist and poet, this book reveals Tupac‘s struggles, hopes and dreams. Recommend for any fan of his as well of poetry.

#Booked2019

Nute Much love for this book! 3w
Cinfhen I need to find this book ❤️ 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! Good job on the prompt. 📘 🎉 ❤ 3w
nelehelen @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you! I loved this prompt! ♥️ 3w
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LiterRohde
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“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....👇”

🎼: https://tinyurl.com/yxqpf8js

#WanderingJune | 21: #AFlowerInTheDesert

#QuotsyJune19 | 21: #Music

#PoetryMatters | 21: #Summer

📷: Made with Typorama

LiterRohde “You see you wouldn't ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity. We would all love it's will to reach the sun.” (edited) 4w
Megabooks Love this quote! 4w
Cinfhen ❤️ 4w
TheSpineView Excellant choice! Love the poem! 😍😍😍 4w
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LiterRohde
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”Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it.”

#QuotsyJune19 | 4: #Spinster

📷: Made with Typorama

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jmtrivera
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As in any collection, some poems hit me harder than others. I particularly enjoyed the titular poem, and several of the poems that express similar themes of triumphing through struggles, as well as some of the poems which expressed more confusion and indecision. There were quite a few relationship/romance themed poems, which I enjoyed less, but again, you can't win them all.

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fandom_hellspawn99
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I can't help but just think of poetry books when I listen to #HeartOfGold

@Cinfhen @Lizpixie #MarchIntoThe70s

Cinfhen I totally agree❣️ 4mo
gradcat I love Tupac! Really miss his beautiful voice ❤️ 4mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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Books came in! I can only show one of them, the other two are for the swap, but I can't wait to read this!

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fandom_hellspawn99
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So happy, I got to order 'Rose That Grew from Concrete' at the book store today! Along with a couple bookswap books 😏😏

RadicalReader @fandom_hellspawn99 honestly read this title as Rose that grew from a cupcake 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a collection of poetry written by the late Tupac when he was 19 years old. I like some better than the others. Didn‘t like the ones about his relationship with girls (okay, he was 19) but I liked the ones that speaks of the need to survive and hope for a better tomorrow. The ones about motherhood and the one in memory of Vincent Van Gogh are good, too. Overall, recommended.

Ddzmini He was in an overall view a genius with words and he knew more then he wrote, wrote less then he knew, spoke less then he could have. 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Taking a break from my chunkster to read some of Tupac‘s deeply personal thoughts in his collection of poetry.

#poetry #tupacshakur

GripLitGrl ❤❤ 10mo
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Amarie
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“Please wake me when I‘m free”

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somebooksaround
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Day 7 of #riotgrams Black Writers - I chose The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur. I was recently given this book by a close friend. This is a fantastic compilation of his work, very cathartic. ❤️📚 #blackwriters #legends #poetry #music #tupac #newbooks

erzascarletbookgasm Great talent gone too soon :( 1y
somebooksaround @erzascarletbookgasm so so very true 😔 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Well known for being a talented artist/rapper and actor, but few people were aware of his poetry skills.

“It‘s a snapshot into the life of Tupac before he became 2Pac: Rap Superstar. It‘s unedited, having been copied straight from the lined notebooks Tupac wrote on..”

#fiercebeb #tobeyounggiftedandblack

Izai.Amorim I didn‘t know he wrote poetry. He was the best! 1y
Cinfhen All these young talented lives lost too soon 💔 1y
batsy Love him! Excellent choice. But also gone too soon 😔 Must read his poetry... 1y
saresmoore This brings tears to my eyes. We actually studied his poetry extensively in high school. 💔 1y
GripLitGrl Great choice!! Didn't know about this book had to stack it. 1y
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Fernoppy
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Just a few more books - only one more to arrive. It's slightly possible that I've gone a tiny bit overboard! #bookbinge #tbr

Victoria_Clyne Never. 2y
Fernoppy @Victoria_Clyne I think you're right. There's no such thing 😝 2y
Victoria_Clyne Exactly. As I keep telling Anthony, you can never have too many books. 2y
Joanne1 I agree. It's physically impossible to go overboard when it comes to book buying. 2y
Fernoppy @Joanne1 you and @Victoria_Clyne are so wise. I will be guided by you 😂 2y
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A_planNerd
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Held captive for your politics
They wanted to break your soul
They ordered the extermination
of all minds they couldn't control
🌹#therosethatgrewfromconcrete #justabreathoffreedom

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BookReviewsbyTara
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Honest, pure and touching! This book of poetry by the late great Tupac Shakur was published in 1999. With Pac's hand written poetry is on the left page & the typed version is on the right, the reader gets an intimate look at Tupac the poet. You can feel Pac's passion. This book covers a wide range of topics such as love, politics, death, his mother, and to my surprise he even wrote a couple of poems for Jada Pinkett-Smith.

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BookReviewsbyTara
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MY FIRST POST...Decided to go the the park today and read some #poetry from Tupac...#therosethatgrewfromtheconcrete

TeachNouvelle Welcome to Litsy! I'm brand new myself (just three days), but it's been great so far! I hope you find your tribe. 2y
RaimeyGallant A belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
2y
BookReviewsbyTara @RaimeyGallant thank you so much for this! It‘s great. I‘m pretty excited about becoming active on #Listy. l think it will be a lot of fun 2y
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Megabooks
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Hoopla has all my favorite albums from high school! Thank you Litsy for informing me about #hoopla! #blameitonlitsy #90smusic 🎶🔉🎙

Oh yeah! I've got a break in the move until Wednesday while my stuff sits in VA waiting for another load. Welcome back Litsy for a few days! I missed all of you!

LauraJ I've missed you too! 3y
Megabooks Thanks @LauraJ ! 💜 3y
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TheNextBook
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StephBengtson
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I did it! 24 hours of straight reading. I burned through eight books. I've travelled to Paris, Algeria, NYC, the Deep South, French Guiana, Mexico City, Portland, Appalachia North Carolina, Tokyo, Sweden... And now I'm going to bed. Also, 2Pac's poetry is more relevant than ever. ✌🏽️💗😴 #24in48 #readathon

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StephBengtson
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I did it! 24 hours of straight reading. I burned through eight books. I've travelled to Paris, Algeria, NYC, the Deep South, French Guiana, Mexico City, Portland, Appalachia North Carolina, Tokyo, Sweden... And now I'm going to bed. Also, 2Pac's poetry is more relevant than ever. ✌🏽️💗😴 #24in48 #readathon

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StephBengtson
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Last book of my readathon! I am exhausted, but what a wonderful experience! #24in48 #readathon

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StephBengtson
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My picks for the @24in48 readathon. @Litsy