The Concrete Rose (Inspired by Tupac Shakur)

There once was a rose made out of concrete 

Becuase concrete is where it grows 

Its petals frozen solid 

By the ice, the wind, and snow 

Though it is beautiful on the outside 

Its true colors will never show 

So grows the rose made out of concrete 

 

There once was a rose made of concrete 

From cracks and stone it sprang 

Hard, cold, and lifeless 

Its core will never change 

Its lifeless beauty 

Never watered by the rain 

So grows the rose made out of concrete 

 

Tupac,

The red rose that sprang from stone 

Is the opposite of this carnation 

Thag rests in its beauty alone 

Because a rose that comes from rock 

And rock that forms a rose 

Are polar opposites and naturally are foes 

So grows the rose made out of concrete 

This poem is about: 
My family
My country

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