The Rose That Grew From Concrete

The rose that grew from concrete

from a past once rooted in pain

Its stems still remain a symbol of its


History takes us back in time

to a place where racism lurked

For a people who wanted freedom

and justice.

The rose became its hope

Buried in the deaths of civil rights leaders.

The rose that grew from concrete has become a

testament of the human spirit

With love and light it still blooms today.

The rose that grew from concrete

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Great poem about a brave soul. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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sprickita 2 years ago from Reno

tell me more, uv got my attention ... ty

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