A Poem by Reflection

The Greatest..............


Born of the streets

he was 'The Rose That Grew

From Concrete'.

Built for war but chic

a Black Panther jumpin' out the

womb with his fist in the air

already knowin' defeat.

Delivered in the labor room of jail

bred to rebel

hard core with the mind of a

scholar postin' bail.

A complete baller

always down for the cause

a General, the pinnacle of a shot


Could knuckle up with the best and

when tested became a brawler.

Early in life his heart died

an introvert and in spurts

contemplated suicide.

Life really is do or die

even for you and I

the Jordan of rap his image

forever as big as the sky.

His legacy in place well before he

took his last breath

an orator of equality and change,

the epitome, even in death.

Wrote about hot slugs and slangin' drugs

angrily spittin' about the man with

passion, his fierceness gave hugs

of hope, he supplied the junkie

with what he wanted, illicit dope.

Hate was within the scope how do

you cope?

Listen to him spit before you push

the chair from under the rope.

A slippery slope, he felt the world's pain

a time bomb he made sure his life

in death wouldn't be in vain.

Every rapper alive to this day pays


he's the greatest to ever do it,

Show me one who won’t acknowledge.

© 2016 Reflection

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Peace Reflection, Great write, great tribute :) Love

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

One love............. Thank you!

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Added on March 21, 2016
Last Updated on March 22, 2016
Tags: Poet, Rapper, Actor, Philosopher, G.O.A.T., Activist



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