Tupac Shakur


Liberty Needs Glasses - Poem by Tupac Shakur

excuse me but lady liberty needs glasses
and so does mrs justice by her side
both the broads r blind as bats
stumbling thru the system
justice bumbed into mutulu and
trippin on geronimo pratt
but stepped right over oliver
and his crooked partner ronnie
justice stubbed her big toe on mandela
and liberty was misquoted by the indians
slavery was a learning phase
forgotten with out a verdict
while justice is on a rampage
4 endangered surviving black males
i mean really if anyone really valued life
and cared about the masses
theyd take em both 2 pen optical
and get 2 pair of glasses


Comments about Liberty Needs Glasses by Tupac Shakur

  • Ansha Truter (8/17/2011 6:31:00 AM)

    The tone that he wrote the poem with... Makes me smile at the cynicsm (Report) Reply

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  • (6/4/2010 7:50:00 AM)

    'I concur they treated Tupac Shakur like he was the devil because of his rap. Tupac Shakur is an honest and respectful person. Even though he did something wrong and immature in the past years, he is still a caring and a peaceful person. '

    I agree with you, we all end up doing very... Immature things when youthful, heck, I'm still a kid, I should know about immature. But the world all of a sudden expects so much more from you, when famous. Tupac was an amazing writer, when he wasn't putting on an act when rapping. This poem, this is amazing and if no one can realize that Tupac was fantastic because of this then they're just not the brightest bulb in the box, now are they?
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  • (6/4/2010 7:45:00 AM)

    This was an amazing poem, I must say.2pac, to me, always seemed to be the biggest playa ever, but then you turn around and read his poems, your breath is taken away by his depth. Dang, this is one messed up man, but he sure can write like a son-of-a-gun. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (2/13/2010 3:41:00 AM)

    I love the sarcasm and satire in this poem! Yes, Justice and Liberty are blind indeed. But if they had glasses, they would probably see far too much and end up giving far less than what they already are! (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2009 10:41:00 AM)

    This is one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2009 10:58:00 AM)

    He created in his poetry a vivd image of the horros and oppression that he faced through his life. A fighter and a being who sturggled for mere existence, just because liberty refused to get some glasses. RIP PAC (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2009 12:55:00 PM)

    tupac really is one of the people i look up too even those he had his things that was wrong but hey he human and most people didn't understand that.... tupac keeps me going and alot of others people rip (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2008 4:09:00 AM)

    Tupac was a human right activist and he spoke for change amidst his youthful exuberances: He often spoke against Liberation and Justice, both of whom are blind as bats towards 'minorities.' This poem is simple and true and those who care should call up the system-opticians. (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2008 11:22:00 PM)

    I concur they treated Tupac Shakur like he was the devil because of his rap. Tupac Shakur is an honest and respectful person. Even though he did something wrong and immature in the past years, he is still a caring and a peaceful person. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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