Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong, it learned how to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
It learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
When no one else even cared.
Three days until the STAAR test.
Two extra tutoring sessions after school this week.
One last chance to demonstrate that you are academically prepared for the 7th grade.
You see you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete
Had damaged petals.
On the contrary, we would all celebrate its
We would all love its will to reach the sun.
You are the rose. This is the concrete. I have no doubt that you will show our school, your family and this community that you are smart and capable.
I would say “good luck,” but you don’t need it. Just be your brilliant, focused self.
All my love,
(quotes from Tupac Shakur’s The Rose that Grew from Concrete)