A book that was really significant in my life was a book called “The Rose that Grew From Concrete”, written by the infamous rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. I was first introduced to this book in my junior year of high school when I took my English Literacy class. We had to do summer reading and take a test over it so I went to library and found this book and fell in love with it. The book consists of 100 poems written by Tupac before his fame and controversies came into his life.
His poems show his integrity, his intentions in life, and the beliefs he held strongly in his heart. Mr. Shakur’s poems are about friendship, loss, love, social protest, personal goals, and disappointment. It’s really a universal book that everybody can relate to their lifer in some way.
One of my favorite poems out the many is one called “The Rose that grew from concrete”. It uses in depth personification by stating how a “rose” grew through a bad environment yet it still survived to be a healthy flower.
Basically the poem is saying where you come from doesn’t define who you are as a person, if you have a dream in life that you want to achieve you can do it, no matter the circumstances. I can relate due to the fact that I grew up in a small town in South Georgia where not that many people really become something in life. Either you go to jail or you sell drugs which I didn’t want to see myself doing in the future.
I’m thankful to have parents that moved out of that area so I could actually become something in life and not just another statistic. Tupac grew up in East Harlem, New York which is one of the roughest areas in the US especially to grow up from as a kid, yet he still grew up to become a millionaire selling over 75 million records worldwide. He also starred in hit movies like Juice and Poetic Justice grow up from as a kid, yet and still he grew up to become a millionaire selling over 75 million records worldwide. He also starred in …