The Rose that Grew from Concrete: By Tupac Shakur
“The Rose that Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk without 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.
What is he trying to teach in this poem?
I think what Tupac Shakur is trying to teach in this poem is that a human can do whatever other people think that person cannot do. Like everyone could laugh at you at your dream to become a famous basketball player, but then you someday become a famous basketball player. This person followed his or her dreams, and ignored all the others. Just like the rose grew just from concrete when nobody thought it would survive because every other rose needs soil to grow. So the theme basically is, follow your dreams, no matter what the other people say.
What does the rose symbolize?
The rose symbolizes a person that nobody thinks can succeed. But the rose (person) proves everyone wrong by proving that by follow his or her dreams, he or she could grow out of concrete by following his or her dreams. (Just like a person that was doubted by everyone, and finally makes it big.)
What is his tone towards his subject?
His tone towards the subject doesn’t seem way too serious, but not to careless either. It explains that by following your dreams you can do or be anything you want in life. Just like the rose growing out of concrete.
Well that’s it for the blog post. Hope you enjoyed reading!