This is beautiful!
As the world celebrates Tupac on what would’ve been his 50th birthday, Jada Pinkett-Smith shared a never-seen-before poem of his with fans.
In a video shared to Instagram, Pinkett-Smith mentioned that the late West Coast rapper would always write her poems and that this particular one, titled “Lost Soulz,” was written during his time in jail at Rikers Island in New York City.
“Tupac Amaru Shakur would have been 50 midnight tonight,” she wrote in the caption. “As we prepare. to celebrate his legacy…let’s remember him for that which we loved most…his way with words. Here are a few you may have never heard before?”
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“Some say nothing gold can last forever / And 2 believe this [I] need no proof / I have witnessed all that was pure in me / And be changed by the evil men can do / The innocence possessed by children / Once lived inside my soul / But surviving years with criminal peers / Has turned my warm heart to cold / I used 2 dream and fantasize / But now I’m scared 2 sleep / Petrified, not to live or die / But to awaken and still be me / It is true that nothing gold can last / We will all one day see death / When the purest hearts are torn apart / LOST SOULS are all that’s left / Down on my knees I beg of God / To save me from this fate / Let me live to see what was gold in me / Before it is all too late.”
The poem was signed, “Yours, Tupac.”
“Happy, ‘you goin’n to be 50 at midnight’ Birthday Pac,” continued Pinkett-Smith in the caption, “I got next.”
She also says that she planned to wait until later today to share the video but decided to start the celebration early.
Happy Heavenly Birthday Tupac!
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