Why can’t I be a saint
Who says its impossible for me to heal
Did not Moses kill a man
Yet deliver the Children of Israel

Did not Paul condone the stoning of Simon
I read he was a persecutor in the Book of Acts
Yet he still saw the light on the road in Damascus
Am I not too worthy of that

Just because I was menace to society
And was locked away inside of a hole
I don’t have to walk on water
Or be sinless to touch someone’s soul

All it takes is a purpose in life
That intertwines with a passion bigger than yourself
You don’t have to be Buddha or Jesus
To dedicate your life for the betterment of someone else

There is no application I have to sign
To commit to being divine
I have the will to love in the face of hate
I don’t want to be famous I want to be saint

I don’t want to be a source of intercession
Please never put tombs or statues on my grave
I only seek a legacy of selfless progression
And to be honored not for what I made but what I gave

I may never impact millions
Nor be canonized by sacred sites
I never sought for my image to be a mural for ceilings
But for the benefit of others I sacrificed the selfish comforts of life

(c)Copyrights 2015 by Halim A. Flowers – Inspired by the movie St. Vincent

Halim Flowers
Halim Flowers
DOB- 09-01-80
Washington, D.C.
30 years to life
Contact Information-
Halim Flowers
Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer
P.O. Box 6000
Glennville, West Virginia 26351

My name is Halim Flowers and I am an author, poet, blogger(CriminalU.co), and at-risk youth advocate. I have been incarcerated for 18 years, since I was 16 years of age for aiding and abetting a felony murder in a case where I was not the shooter and the person charged as the gunman had his case dismissed and was never tried for this offense. I know it sounds crazy but it is my destiny for now and I embrace. My passion in life is learning and helping to enlighten and inspire others, especially helping to develop the character and lives of young men. I was featured in an Emmy award winning documentary about my experiences as a child at the adult D.C. Jail titled "Thug Life In DC"(See Thug Life In DC at YouTube) and I have authored nine books in the genres of self-help, prisoner reform, juvenile justice, memoir, and poetry(See Halim Flowers at Amazon.com). I very contrite for my past criminal offenses and seriously committed to helping our youth to understand "Victim's Impact" and breaking the "school-to-prison pipeline".