The Rose That Grew From Concrete

By Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Did you hear about the rose that grew from 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.

Tupac Shakur

We love this poem as it wraps its parable in nature to remind us of what is possible in spite of the odds we sometimes face. Nature is a generous teacher in that it models a perseverance and beauty we can know is possible for our own lives.