The Rose that Grew from Concrete – Tupac Shakur
Autobiography , Poetry / December 13, 2016

The book The Rose that Grew from Concrete is a collection of poetry from the late 80’s to early 90’s from Tupac Shakur’s personal journal. This collection helps you understand what Shakur was going through during those years with all the ups and downs in his life. He talks about his emotions through his poetry, so the reader can have a feel for him. In his poem, “Sometimes I Cry,” my favorite, Shakur expresses how he felt alone even at the peak of his career: 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 confide in, 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 sometimes… I Cry I find this interesting because you would figure a popular person like Shakur wouldn’t be dealing with…