-2pac, 1992. (A Poem 2pac requested to share with friends after his death)
When my heart can beat no more, I hope I die for a principle or a belief that I have lived for. I will die before my time because I already feel the shadow's depth. So much I wanted to accomplish, before I reached my death. I have come to grips with the possibility and wiped the last tear from my eyes. I loved all who were postive, in the event of my demise.
Did you hear about the rose that grew from the crack in the concrete ? Proving natures law is wrong it learned to walk without having feet. Funny it seems, but keeping it's dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate. Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate. Today is build on tragedies which no one want's to face. Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced. Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air. Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares. Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops, knowing that my sanity content when I'm droped. But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new, build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth. Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.
They could never understand what u set out 2 do instead they chose 2 ridicule u when u got weak they loved the sight of your dimming and flickering starlight How could they understand what was so intricate 2 be loved by so many, so intimate they wanted 2 c your lifeless corpse this way u could not alter the course of ignorance that they have set 2 make my people forget what they have done for much 2 long 2 just forget and carry on I had loved u forever because of who u r and now I mourn our fallen star.