This piece is continuation to my poem “Maria(Stop Running Away!):

Maria(The Only One Was You)

All along you knew you were the only one
The underground railroad’s North Star
My early morning Sun
You heard my tears through the Souls Of Black Folks
Maybe you came now because I lost my Audacity To Hope
I saw you smile before you jumped off the deck
I was shackled to the ship by my wrists and neck
Nightmares of sharks eating your flesh
Left me alone to fight Jim Crow and Willie Lynch by myself
You called me by my true name and I broke out in tears
Because I was lost for over 400 years
You knew me before my mother, you were conceived in my rib
Remember our first kiss in Kimet by the Great Pyramid
We conquered Spain, put the Mamelukes in chains
You were a Queen in all your glory, before ghost faces came
You were the only one but you keep running away
I’m diving in the ocean, without you I can’t stay
My brother Latif told me I was in a zone
But without you Maria this world isn’t a home…….

(c)Copyrights 2016 by Halim A. Flowers (Inspired by Michael Jackson’s song “Maria(You Were The Only One))

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".