The Rose That Grew from Concrete (book)

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The Rose That Grew from Concrete (book)
Author Tupac Shakur
Language English
Genre Poetry
Publisher MTV Books
Publication date
November 1, 1999
Pages 176 pp
ISBN 0-671-02844-8

The Rose That Grew from Concrete (1999) is a collection of poetry written between 1989 and 1991 by Tupac Shakur, published by MTV Books. A preface was written by Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur, a foreword by Nikki Giovanni and an introduction by his manager, Leila Steinberg.

Table of contents[edit]

CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction by Leila Steinberg

THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE

  • The Rose That Grew from Concrete
  • In the Depths of Solitude
  • Sometimes I Cry
  • Under the Skies Above
  • Life Through My Eyes
  • When Ure Heart Turns Cold
  • Untitled
  • The Eternal Lament
  • Only 4 the Righteous
  • What of Fame?
  • The Shining Star Within!
  • Starry Night
  • If I Fail
  • What Is It That I Search 4
  • The Fear in the Heart of a Man
  • God

NOTHING CAN COME BETWEEN US

  • Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • My Dearest One!!
  • If There Be Pain...
  • Things That Make Hearts Break
  • Black Woman
  • And Still I Love U
  • The Mutual Heartache?
  • 1st Impressions
  • A Love Unspoken
  • Forever and Today
  • When I Do Kiss U
  • Carmencita of the Bronx!
  • Untitled
  • Love Is Just Complicated
  • Elizabeth
  • I Know My Heart Has Lied Before
  • From First Glance
  • 1 for April
  • Wife 4 Life
  • Tears from a Star
  • March 1st — The Day After April
  • Why Must U Be Unfaithful
  • The Power of a Smile
  • Genesis (The Rebirth of My Heart)
  • Love Within a Storm
  • What Can I Offer Her?
  • Jada
  • The Tears in Cupid's Eyes
  • Cupid's Smile II
  • What I See!
  • In the Midst of Passion
  • 2 People with 1 Wish
  • Hours Pass By

JUST A BREATH OF FREEDOM

  • Just a Breath of Freedom
  • For Mrs. Hawkins
  • The Sun and the Moon
  • "Fallen Star"
  • Government Assistance or My Soul
  • Family Tree
  • Or My Soul
  • When Your Hero Falls
  • Untitled
  • "U R Ripping Us Apart!!!"
  • A River That Flows Forever
  • Can U C the Pride in the Panther
  • Tears of a Teenage Mother
  • "Where There Is a Will...."

LIBERTY NEEDS GLASSES

  • Liberty Needs Glasses
  • How Can We Be Free
  • The Promise
  • And 2morrow
  • No-Win
  • The Unanswerable?
  • Nightmares
  • So I Say GOODBYE
  • In the Event of My Demise [1]

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