• "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" by Tupac Shakur begins with an autobiographical poem of the same name.
• The poem speaks of a rose that grew in the crack of concrete and how it proved nature wrong because it learned to walk without feet.
• Shakur claims that because the rose kept its dreams, it was able to live a long life.
• In "In the Depths of Solitude," Shakur writes about how solitude might help him find his true calling and peace of mind, things which seem to elude the poet.
• The poem refers to a dual personality, two people that live inside the poet and how he considers himself to be "a young heart with an old soul."
• "Under the Skies Above" speaks of Shakur's feelings about a child that was lost to a miscarriage.
• Shakur believes that the baby is living somewhere, just waiting for the...
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