Table of Contents
   Acknowledgmentsp. xi
   Prefacep. xiii
   Foreword: Tupac, C U in Heavenp. xv
   Introductionp. xix
   The Rose That Grew from Concrete
      The Rose That Grew from Concretep. 3
      In the Depths of Solitudep. 5
      Sometimes I Cryp. 7
      Under the Skies Abovep. 9
      Life Through My Eyesp. 11
      When Ure Heart Turns Coldp. 13
      Untitledp. 15
      The Eternal Lamentp. 17
      Only 4 the Righteousp. 19
      What of Fame?p. 21
      The Shining Star Within!p. 23
      Starry Nightp. 25
      If I Failp. 27
      What Is It That I Search 4p. 29
      The Fear in the Heart of a Manp. 31
      Godp. 33
   Nothing Can Come Between Us
      Nothing Can Come Between Usp. 37
      My Dearest One!!p. 39
      If There Be Pain...p. 41
      Things That Make Hearts Breakp. 43
      Black Womanp. 45
      And Still I Love Up. 47
      The Mutual Heartache?p. 49
      1st Impressionsp. 51
      A Love Unspokenp. 53
      Forever and Todayp. 55
      When I Do Kiss Up. 57
      Carmencita of the Bronx!p. 59
      Untitledp. 61
      Love Is Just Complicatedp. 63
      Elizabethp. 65
      I Know My Heart Has Lied Beforep. 67
      From First Glancep. 69
      1 for Aprilp. 71
      Wife 4 Lifep. 73
      Tears from a Starp. 75
      March 1st--The Day After Aprilp. 77
      Why Must U Be Unfaithfulp. 79
      The Power of a Smilep. 81
      Genesis (The Rebirth of My Heart)p. 83
      Love Within a Stormp. 85
      What Can I Offer Her?p. 87
      Jadap. 89
      The Tears in Cupid's Eyesp. 91
      Cupid's Smile IIp. 93
      What I See!p. 95
      In the Midst of Passionp. 97
      2 People with 1 Wishp. 99
      Hours Pass Byp. 101
   Just a Breath of Freedom
      Just a Breath of Freedomp. 105
      For Mrs. Hawkinsp. 107
      The Sun and the Moonp. 109
      "Fallen Star"p. 111
      Government Assistance or My Soulp. 113
      Family Treep. 115
      Or My Soulp. 117
      When Ure Hero Fallsp. 119
      Untitledp. 121
      "U R Ripping Us Apart !!!"p. 123
      A River That Flows Foreverp. 125
      Can U C the Pride in the Pantherp. 127
      Tears of a Teenage Motherp. 129
      "Where There Is a Will...."p. 131
   Liberty Needs Glasses
      Liberty Needs Glassesp. 135
      How Can We Be Freep. 137
      The Promisep. 139
      And 2morrowp. 141
      No-Winp. 143
      The Unanswerable?p. 145
      Nightmaresp. 147
      So I Say Goodbyep. 149
      In the Event of My Demisep. 150