The Power of a Smile – Tupac Shakur

The power of a gun can kill
and the power of fire can burn
the power of wind can chill
and the power of a mind can learn
the power of anger can rage
inside until it tears u apart
but the power of a smile
especially yours can heal a frozen heart

– Tupac Shakur

From his collection, The Rose That Grew From Concrete (1999)

The first poet to inspire me. I heard him from my mother’s stereo, every local radio and saw him referenced in damn near every video. He was one of the realest. Every time I listen to him, I run to paper and pen. Who was the first poet to inspire you? I need answers, been wanting to explore…

(image: courtesy of Pinterest, Rahiem)

14 thoughts on “The Power of a Smile – Tupac Shakur

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    1. I have so many haha temptations, can’t c me, toss it up and some others I can’t think of at the moment

  1. I searched “Tupac” in wordpress and this was the first blog that popped up. His writing has definitely inspired me, but the first one was Langston Hughes.

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