Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Never-Before-Seen Poem From Tupac To Celebrate What Would Have Been His 50th Birthday

Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Never-Before-Seen Poem From Tupac To Celebrate What Would Have Been His 50th Birthday

In honor of Tupac Shakur’s birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith has shared a poem with fans the late rapper wrote her.

Tupac Shakur would have been 50 years old today (June 16th). Yesterday (June 15th), Jada Pinkett Smith posted a poem from him that she has never shared before. She said in a video that he used to always write her poems, and he penned this one while he was in jail at Rikers Island in New York City.

It’s called Lost Soulz and reads,

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.”

He signed it,

“Yours, Tupac”

She added the caption,

“Tupac Amaru Shakur would have been 50 midnight tonight!

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? Happy “you goin’n to be 50 at midnight” Birthday Pac!  I got next

P.s I was planning to post tomorrow which is why the video says today is Pac’s bday. But I decided to start earlyyyyy”

 

Tupac Shakur also trended on Twitter as fans celebrated his birthday. See reactions below:

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Authored by: Char Patterson