Daily Prompt Responses

Poem to Tupac (2Pac)

via Daily Prompt: Radical

Your calling as an artist and poet

Your words left quite an indelible mark

Images of you struck me in a wonderful way

Quickening in me a radical change

 

The changes in me captivated by your influence

An influence that I could never easily explain

Words from a man reared in the ghetto sparked flames

That would fall on a boy in suburban and rural lands

 

A connection was made through airwaves and over land

Strangers, you and I, found common ground, maybe in our color

Maybe it was through the musical beat, nonetheless, we were linked

To the chagrin of my parents, you were of a group that caught my attention, right or wrong

 

Hard to think of your absence in the world and in my life

But gone you are, and missed you have become truly

Your words are still leaving an impact and cause some to harken back to when you still physically existed

Your radical words are something that does not leave us, nor should it (well, maybe some of it)

 

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