Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A Tenth Anniversary


Tupac Shakur was a multi-talented legend, who was born in New York, New York on June 16, 1971 and died from fatal gun shot wounds in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 13, 1996. Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. While still a small child, his mother changed his name to Tupac Amaru after an Inca Indian revolutionary, "Tupac Amaru", meaning "Shining Serpent". "Shakur" means "Thankful To God" in Arabic.
By the age of twelve, Tupac had discovered his loves for acting, writing love songs and poetry. As a young teen, his family moved to Baltimore , MD, where he attended The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts studying acting and ballet. At this school, Tupac left a lasting impression on his teachers and was showing tremendous potential. Unfortunately, Tupac was unable to continue his training. He moved to Oakland, California with the rest of his family.Not only famous for his music he was also a well respected actor with several films.

Tupac was a deep, multi-faceted individual. Shakur always went deep into the meaning of many political and social subjects including violence, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and broken families. Shakur's poetry also reflected his many sides, some poems were motivated by love, others seeking to understand himself better and others by the cruel injustices of America's society.

The Rose that Grew from Concrete
By Tupac Shakur

Did you hear about the rose that grewfrom 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 it's dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.


"If you walked by a street and you was walking a concrete and you saw a rose growing from concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So way is it that when you see some ghetto kid grow out of the dirtiest circumstance and he can talk and he can sit across the room and make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is my dirty rose, my dirty stems and how am leaning crooked to the side, u can't even see that I've come up from out of that" ~Tupac Shakur

"I don't advocate senseless violence of any human being. I'm the one who's been beat down. But I will not be a victim again."~Tupac Shakur

I Cry
By Tupac Sakur


Sometimes when I'm alone

I CryCause 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 confiding

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 and no one cares about why.


"Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end no matter how hard we fight."

"Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I'm not the thief who grabs your purse. I'm not the guy who jacks your car. I'm not down with the people who steal and hurt others. I'm just a brother who fights back." -- Tupac Amaru Shakur


In The Depths of Solitude

By Tupac Shakur


i exist in the depths of solitude pondering my true goal

trying 2 find peace of mind and still preserve my soul

constantly yearning 2 be accepted and from all receive respect

never comprising but sometimes risky and that is my only regret

a young heart with an old soul how can there be peace

how can i be in the depths of solitude

when there r 2 inside of me

this duo within me causes the perfect oppurtunity2 learn and live

twice as fast as those who accept simplicity.

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Today was a much better day! My little toe is still sore from dropping the fan on it however, it is not broken. Yay!

How is your week going?



N Posted by Rain at 9/13/2006 01:24:00 AM

2 Comments

  • Blogger Lyndon posted at 6:07 PM  
    You dropped a fan on your toe? Ouch!

    Well since you asked, my week hasn't been that bad. At least my blog is working properly again :-)

    Well try to keep off your feet and just relax.
  • Blogger The Fat Lady Sings posted at 11:20 PM  
    Sorry to hear your toe still hurts. Are you sure you didn't break it? I think you need some R & R my dear!
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