Tupac Said

The following poem is intended for mature audiences only. It contains graphic language and may offend those who prefer their poetry not contain profanity but that was the only way to get this out. You know I may be way late to the party on this but it wasn't a party for him and as I read his lyrics these things suddenly become clear...

Tupac said: FUCK the world
(And on the first day he wept)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Because he knew God had slept)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(There were no promises to be broken or kept)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(This baby was already in debt)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(In his anger there was no word of thanks)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He damn sure wasn't shooting blanks)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(So I ask why am I so sheltered?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(And act so self-centered?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Is it because my Mom held me?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(And she was always there for me?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Why can't I see his point of view?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Why are white people so scared of you?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He was a product of real life)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(His bottle was a gun and a knife)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Yeah we thought he was a criminal)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(His anger was not so subliminal)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(So while we give thanks and pray)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(It seems we really just look away)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Man what's wrong with that boy?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(A gun in his hand ain't no toy)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Where was he supposed to go?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(What if you were raised by a ho?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Are we in a position to judge?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Maybe it's ourselves we should begrudge)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(What should offend you more?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(The reality you try to ignore?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(The shock of all the profanity?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Or the fact of his poverty?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He knew he was disposable)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(The streets were not so lovable)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(That was the only way to survive)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Nobody cared if he lived or died)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(The industry only cared about the money)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(But they never called him honey)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He was dead before he was born)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(But he could rhyme and talk about scorn)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(And now he's dead and gone)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Do you say good riddance he was wrong?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Maybe he knew how to die better than you)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Because while you live what do you pay attention to?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Reality tv and some "situation?")
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Being trendy and obsessed with masturbation?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(You see the money didn't really matter)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He kept up the harsh street chatter)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He wasn't climbing no social ladder)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Because in his heart he could not gather)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(All the sweet things)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Like flowers and wedding rings)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Living on the streets instead)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Where the ladder is full of lead)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(The lead of pain and bullets)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(And not soft golden nuggets)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Of love and tenderness)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Just blood and nothingness)
Tupcac said: FUCK the world
(So who is holding him now?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Is he where love will allow?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(A man to become a boy?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(A boy with happiness to enjoy?)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(You may not forgive a gangsta for rapping like a crook)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He never did have his own page in the good book)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(He paid for the sins of the mother and the father)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(And the people who would string up a brother)
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(It ain't so easy to just say no when your ship ain't sailin')
Tupac said: FUCK the world
(Hey God what is it that you are sayin'?)


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dl53acy 6 years ago from East Texas

Awesome! I like this. A lot people couldn't understand Pac but he had a lot to say through his music about his life! God Bless you PAC! Thanks for shaing.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you DL53acy....

Last night as I am wont to do I focused on Tupac (I am fascinated by musicans and artists so I like to research them). I looked him up on Google, watched a video or two on YouTube then read some lyrics... I hesitated to write this because it contains profanity (my ads dropped off!) but I felt like saying something about how he started out in life and why he said the things he said and why he lived the way he lived...


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

Isn't Tupac in Vegas with Elvis? Sorry, could not resist. Love this hub and I used to like Tupac, and he had a definite message.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Ha! Rock and roll/Rap heaven? Lot's of talent there! I wasn't a Tupac fan or a rap fan for that matter when he was alive. Rap was somewhat in the background to me because I didn't really see the need to get all pissed off. But just reading his lyrics recently without the sound of anger made me think about how he started out in life and you know... here comes the poem... I'm glad you like it and I was a wondering if the "french" would put some people off....


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Oh yeah Bobbi... I forgot to say thanks!


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Heart Felt Book 6 years ago from New York, NY

WOW!!! I AM LOST FOR WORD THIS IS FA-NOMINAL SUCH AN AMAZING MASTER PIECE I AM SO LOST FOR WORDS..I LOVE TUPAC AND NOT ONLY BECAUSE I LOVE HIM DEARLY THIS IS ON IT'S OWN PLATFORM..HUB PAGES HAS PUT SUCH A GLOW ON MY LIFE WHEN I;M HONORED TO MEET POETS LIKE YOU HERE..JUST BLESS DEAR THIS WAS GREAT THANKS YOU!!!!


scriber1 6 years ago

"It ain't so easy to just say no when your ship ain't sailin'"....is the essence of what Tupac and those who claim him wish us to hear........and your inciteful voice and presence has done that.........Thanks SB


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Nayothara 6 years ago

WOW! AWESOME! Real mix here... Made me thinking, and this is what happen when you writing for real. And I know that you have given me such a grate push because I am thinking so much of your poem!

it ain't so easy to just say no when your ship ain't sailing....

Oh GRATE HUB! Thanks for sharing~~~


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

To Heartfelt, Scriber and Nayothara,

It was truly wonderful to wake up this morning and read your comments. Thank you so much for that.

These things that I say should be common knowledge to people in this world yet so many want to blame people wihthout a thought to their circumstances. To assume you would play the game differently if you had the same cards is the height of naivity. I don't excuse criminal behavior but the anger and the rapping is what's real here and I am merely saying I UNDERSTAND NOW....


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Jeremey 6 years ago from Arizona

Tupac's lyrics are rather impressive to me, and deep insiide them you can see a soft man, stuck in a hard world. He loved his mother, loved God, and his fellow man despite thier ignorances to some of his messages. I look at him as a "gangster" version of Bob Dylan.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Jeremey,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. This one is partly about him and partly about a composite character growing up in a tough environment.


NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

Wonderful

Tupac is of course- one of my main keys of inspiration.

he was real.

people didnt like it

he was honest

people didnt like it

he went through things at 18 most people wont survive at 30

people didnt like it.

he was strong; and smart.

people didnt like it.

found a way out--but they found a way in.

only because they didnt like him.

he is the best of the best.

You are so real

-Nikki


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Again thank you Nikii,

It feels good to be validated by someone who appears to be so much closer to rap and Tupac than I ever was. I always steered away from it being more of a classic rock kind of guy. I liked Bust a Move and some Tone Loc but the angry rap was not for me. A friend recently got me to sit down and listen and read lyrics and I couldn't wait to get to the keyboard after that. I hate to be such a yuppie at times but I kind of exist in two different worlds. The writing bridges all that...

Thanks again and look for more from me because the tap is on....


Pachuca213 6 years ago

I wrote a poem called "Brother Where are You" its about my brothers life. And I put a video called "shorty wanna be a thug" by Tupac. I grew up listening to him and although many think he was just a thug and a very explicit rapper, he was a very smart and deep thinker. His rhymes are about real life, the life he was subjected to as a child. I have a deep respect for his writings as to me he is the best rapper that ever lived. Personally he is my # 1 influence of poetry I have ever had. Listening to his music influenced me in so many ways to writing in my teenage years...him and Edgar Allen Poe are my influences that gave me the courage to write poetry. No one seems to get down the nitty gritty as he could. He really could tell a tale like none other. Good hub.

btw- look up

Letter to my unborn child,wonder why they call you bitch, so many tears....they are really deep. listen to the words.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you for commenting Pachuca... I read the poem and commented. I only hope that I wasn't frivolous with this because I used another person's real pain to gratify myself with a poem....


NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

I recommend Dear Momma by Tupac; trust me I am highly selective when I listen to rap. I'm more of a rocker and R&B person.

But Eminem and Tupac have my heart; theyre the reasons why I write poetry today.

There's no sugar coating the scene!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi Nikii,

I'll check that one out... I read a few the other night and that one sounds familiar. I grew up on The Beatles (I saw them on the Ed Sullivan show long ago) and the 60's and 70's classic rock bands are what I always turned to... Tupac didn't write Oh Bla Di Oh Bla Da that's for sure... it's a mood thing I guess...


Pachuca213 6 years ago

one more song by Tupac I forgot to mention: "Who do you believe in" its good... "Dear Momma" is good too, it makes me cry.


NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

tupacs words litterally stabs at your heart, even if you can't relate to him; you sill feel him.

The beetles are very nice I like Bon Jovi a lot.

Such inspirational music.

You should come check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum down here in NYC!

I'm sure you'll appreciate it more than I did!

^^

What do you believe in is very nice too Until the End of Time is Hot also.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Pachuka for those recommendations. Now I have my homework to do over the holiday!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Nikii,

I learned how to walk in NY but haven't been back. I'm sure I'd enjoy the Hall of Fame. I'm always reading about rock musicians (Hammer of the Gods - Led Zeppelin; Eric Clapton's autobiography; gonna start reading Keith Richard's autobiograph)... I always worshipped rock stars as a child and to this day continue the love affair.

Maybe I can't relate to the actual life conditions that Tupac endured but I can sit there and imagine the situation over a beer and let the empathy grow and grow. I think it is important at times to feel these things. I really can't say why but maybe it helps in your personal relationships with people in the sense that you can be more understanding because everyone has a story you know?


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cutepanda 6 years ago

life doesn’t always give us the joys we want.

we don’t always get our hopes and dreams, and we don’t always get our own way.

but don’t give up hope, because you can make a difference one situation and one person at a time.look for the beauty around you—in nature, in others, in yourself—and believe in the love of friends, family, and humankind.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you for commenting cutepanda,

You are very correct. In a nutshell: life is not fair. It's a profound piece of advice to continue to look for good even if you are in a miserable situation but not everyone can overcome. I am not advocating death and hatred; just understanding of all people and their circumstances....


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imatellmuva 6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

I'm not stalk'n...I was going through more of your hubs, and was intrigued by the title of this one. Maybe you should join a cypher! Your hub name is already lyrically suggestive of your talent. With a name like that, youve got to bring it...and you bring it!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@imatellmuva,

Stalk away! I hope this one isn't too offensive but the subject matter required it to be brought! Thanks again!


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DRG Da Real Grinc 5 years ago from All over the USA

Bold & Brilliant!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@DRG Da REal Grinc - Thanks man.. I hadn't thought about this one in a while. I'm glad you found it and that you approve....


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GiancarloLorenzo 4 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

Great poem. Tupac the GOAT.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Giancarlo....

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