Tupac Shakur


When Ure Hero Falls - Poem by Tupac Shakur

when your hero falls from grace
all fairy tales r uncovered
myths exposed and pain magnified
the greatest pain discovered
u taught me 2 be strong
but im confused 2 c u so weak
u said never 2 give up
and it hurts 2 c u welcome defeat
when ure hero falls so do the stars
and so does the perception of tomorrow
without my hero there is only
me alone 2 deal with my sorrow
your heart ceases 2 work
and your soul is not happy at all
what r u expected 2 do
when ure only hero falls


Comments about When Ure Hero Falls by Tupac Shakur

  • Rookie Ajia Crafton (10/18/2012 3:49:00 PM)

    I know what it's like...My hero has fallen and she is not getting up anytime soon. I hope she makes it, makes it to the promise land and one day i pray to god that I'm up there one day to see her. (In loving mem. Shelby Grey)
    P.S this is from Ajia Crafton [/3 (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Osborne Baloyi (9/29/2011 1:44:00 PM)

    The secret behind this poem is never to give up, keep going. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 56 Points Frank Okoth (9/2/2011 9:11:00 AM)

    this are the baddesst words alive in poetry world... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 70 Points Ansha Truter (8/17/2011 6:21:00 AM)

    So much truth in this poem. He couldn't have said it better (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,239 Points Bernard Snyder (2/21/2011 1:02:00 PM)

    Tupac was one of the best poets to ever put 'pen to paper. Unfortunately, not a lot
    of people knew this or recognized this until years later. As much as I liked his music I never knew he was this good of an poet as well.Wow! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Hales (4/1/2010 4:10:00 PM)

    tupac lived fast and died young, his lyrics and poems show a tortured soul who was convinced he would be killed young, yet he had a great understanding of society which resonates through his words of wisdom, this is one of his better poems which is true to anyone who has lost some one they love and shows tupacs softer side. tupac rest in peace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Muhammad Tahir Mallam (12/1/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    Certainly nothing human or mundane endure for ever, more so mortal heroes, of course except the divinely inspired ones.The inevitable fall of a 'hero' at once reveals human fallibility, transience, and pliability to our inherent weaknesses against forces beyond human manipulation.Tupac, yours is indubitably a deep and profound thought.We miss you. Rest in the Beneficence of your Lord, Allah, brother. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nicki Faith (11/27/2009 2:26:00 PM)

    one of the best poems i have ever read i love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Miss Modesty (10/12/2009 10:45:00 AM)

    For many people, tupac was their hero that fell. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raheli Mshila (6/2/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    i love this poem its deep, inspirational and so true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Krista Laham (10/25/2008 4:01:00 PM)

    This is so sad but true. I know what he means; I lost my grandpa in 2005 and this was exactly how I felt at the time.
    xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karly Krasne (3/13/2008 10:39:00 PM)

    I'm in love with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivy Romo (8/17/2007 3:09:00 PM)

    this is a great peom, that shows no one is perfect :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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