Tupac poetry ( do you self a favor and pep it )

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  1. Philly_215

    Philly_215 The Silent Poet

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    FYI

    This is the Pac before the shooting, before the jail time, and before the fame. so this is the man not the hype, proceed.


    Can U C the Pride in the Pather

    can U C the Pride in the Pantha
    as he glows in splendor and grace
    Toppling OBSTACLES placed in the way
    of the progression of his race

    can U C the pride in the Pantha
    as she nurtures her young all alone
    the seed must grow regardless
    of the fact that its planted in stone

    can't U C the pride in the Panthas
    as they unify as one
    the flower blooms with brilliance
    and outshines the rays of the sun
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  2. Clarksvegas_Dan

    Clarksvegas_Dan Registered Voter

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    Definetly one of his best poems. I really loved the version of this that Mos Def did for the audio Album.
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  3. Philly_215

    Philly_215 The Silent Poet

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    shit i aint got that
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  4. Joe_Young

    Joe_Young Fuck your heroes.

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    Hahaha... great poetry you say? You know who else is a great poet then? Jewel.

    This is better than about 1/3 of the shit you see in a community college creative writing class... maybe.

    Using a flower as a symbol of beauty/growth is cliche... or, as they would say in the rap world... played. I've heard/read it before, many times, and usually done better. the little play on words between an actual panther and the black panthers (I'm assuming that's what it was) is ridiculous... come on now, you know that's what it is from the start, or anyone who's not a retard does, so why pluralize the last anaphora repitition? Because he was afraid it'd go over the headz of rap fans.
    Maybe he was a good poet, and just never lived up to it because he was afraid of going over the headz of his fanz... haha z. But from what he's left as record, he was not a great poet... but in all honesty, most of the world doesn't appreciate poetry... that's why, shit... someone, maybe it was Eliott... who said "I write poetry for poets, for the world I write prose."
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  5. Joe_Young

    Joe_Young Fuck your heroes.

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    If you want to read about civil rights, or about black's issues... read Toni Morrison, or Langston Hughes, or Chinua Achebe, or Amiri Baraka... there's actually good stuff written along the same lines by real writers.
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  6. ~Eloquent

    ~Eloquent Narcissistic....

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    the rose that grew from concrete is a great poetry book...
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  7. its predictate in another form.
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  8. Clarksvegas_Dan

    Clarksvegas_Dan Registered Voter

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    A lot of people don't enjoy reading Toni Morrison. I love Langston Hughes, but if you're interested in reading about the history of the civil rights movement you might want to go to the sources...i.e. Malcolm X, or Huey P. Newton, or Martin Luther King Jr.---I am partial to nonviolence...Or you might want to read something written by Tupac's exiled cousing Assata Shakur...Her book is called Assata. As far as poetry is concerned, be your own judge. Good poetry is written in a personal way, and that's why people enjoy reading poetry that seems to speak to their personality. One of my new favorites is Rumi.
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  9. Bhitiah

    Bhitiah Powerful Scriptures

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    Who cares if you've seen it before, I've seen alot of stuff before that looks and feels different in a different place, at a different time, in a different mood then the first time, or sixtith time I've seen something...Tupac makes a great poet.



    And Tomorrow

    Today is filled with anger
    fueled with hidden hate
    scared of being outcast
    afraid of common fate
    Today is built on tragedies
    which no one wants 2 face
    nightmares 2 humanities
    and morally disgraced
    Tonight is filled with rage
    violence in the air
    children bred with ruthlessness
    because no one at home cares
    Tonight I lay my head down
    but the pressure never stops
    knawing at my sanity
    content when I am dropped
    But 2morrow I c change
    a chance 2 build a new
    Built on spirit intent of Heart
    and ideals
    based on truth
    and tomorrow I wake with second wind
    and strong because of pride
    2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep my
    dream alive -tupac
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  10. Philly_215

    Philly_215 The Silent Poet

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    so true so true
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  11. absolute zero

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    the rose that grew from concrete was a great piece. Even though pac comes across as pretty cliche and predictable sometimes, he's better than a handful of poets in the realm.
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