Call Me By My True Name

Around my neck tight
Fire to my genitals
Shackles and chains
Burned and hanged alive
I feel the flames
Call Me By My True Name
Of which I don’t know
So I claim
Arab/African identities
Because my tribal dialect
Has been lost(STOLEN)

I left my soul back
In the Atlantic Ocean
Where I should have left my bones
I lost my heart in Amerika
It was best if I died
Before I reached her shores
Call Me By My True Name
Of which I don’t know anymore
Cause my blood
Sweat and
Pollinated the lilies
While I picked cotton
And sugar
And tobacco
I lost my spirit somewhere
In the Mississippi soil…….
Call Me By My True Name

Halim A. Flowers

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(, 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 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".