Top 5 Love Poems From ‘The Rose That Grew From Concrete’
Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, dancer, and poet. It’s undeniably that Tupac’s poetry, lyrics, and movies were thought provoking pieces of art. He’s arguably the most influential person in the past three decades and possibly in our lifetimes.
Movies such as Poetic Justice, Above the Rim, and Juice demonstrated his sensitivity to social justice issues, and relationships. In fact, despite his tough exterior Tupac was a caring, creative, and love filled soul. He’s love can be read in his collection of poems The Rose That Grew From Concrete. The title of his collection of poems, in fact, is a poem in itself. Prolifically speaking a rose that can grow from concrete gives life. Here are the top 5 must read love poems by Tupac Shakur.
#5 – Wife 4 Life
I hope u heard me when I asked
u that night 2 be my wife
Not for this year or next
But mine for all your life
2 accept me when I sin
and understand me when I fail
Not 2 mention standing the rain
which comes down as hard as hail
I am not the best of men
My faults could scare the night
But my heart is always pure 2 my wife 4 life
Poetry is the language of love. In this heartfelt poem, Wife 4 Life, Tupac expresses his love and the foundation of a healthy relationship. He expounds ons the importance of acceptance, forgiveness, and unconditional love. It’s beautifully written and comes in as top 5 love poem from The Rose That Grew From Concrete book.
#4 – The Tears In Cupid’s Eyes
The Day u chose 2 leave me
It rained constantly outside
In truth I swore the rain 2 be
The tears in Cupid’s eyes
In this particular poem you can feel the writer’s heart flutters for love. Tupac described the feeling of losing a love in a profound way. The rain represents tears, tears define love and love is in cupid eyes.
#3 – From A Glance
From first glance I know exactly what would Be
u and I have perfect hearts destined one day 2 Be
The circumstances don’t even matter because my heart never lies
And if u don’t admit 2 this it is u who will be surprised
The theme of unconditional love emerged in this poem for the lovers heart. Tupac depicted love as an ultimate destiny that no life situation can deter. It’s simply romantic how he expressed his feelings in this poem. From A Glance poem is ranked at number 3 on the top 5 love poems from The Rose That Grew From Concrete.
#2 – My Dearest One
There R no words 2 express
how much I truly care
So many times I fantasize of
feelings we can share
My heart has never known
the Joy u bring 2 me
As if GOD knew what I wanted
and made u a reality
I’d die 2 hold u or 2 kiss u
or merely to see your face
my stomach quivers my body shivers
and my heart increases pace
2 give me $ or lots of gold
would not be the same 2 me
I prayed and watched the distant stars
and finally u came 2 me!
Poetically Tupac captures the essence of divinity. He carefully outlines the intercession of a higher power and the connectedness with love. It’s with this intuitive outlook on relationships, and spirituality that has made Tupac Shakur the most influential person in past three decades.
#1 – And Still I Love U
I don’t have everything
As a matter of fact I don’t have anything,
except a dream of a better day
And you, to help me find my way
Being a man I am sure to make mistakes
But to keep you, I would do all it takes
and if it meant my love was really true
I’d gladly die and watch over you
I wish you knew how much I cared
You’d see my love is true. By the life we’d share
Even if you changed your mind and said our love was thru
I’d want to die, continuously cry and still I’d love you
Tupac was a community activist that cared deeply about the heart of the people. In this poem, Tupac describes the power of love in creating a better world. It’s about building your life with that perfect person for you. He’s an intellect, poet, writer, and creative being. Tupac is our rose that grew from concrete.