“I’m not afraid of dying; I’m afraid of not trying”(Jay-Z – Beach Chair)

They told me I was a menace
Life sentence my life was finished
That I would not amount to much in prison
I had a Free Mind, so they couldn’t kill my vision
My life was worth dying for, so I kept fighting
Knew I had a message to be heard, so I kept writing
Barely a teen, Title Sixteen
Double life at sixteen to suffocate my dream
Thug Life In DC documentary, I won an Emmy in jail
Ten books published, I did it all from a cell
Last week I got a letter from a student in Rome
They buying my books in Europe and I’m not even home
The city gave up on us but don’t give up on yourself
Nobody has to believe in you if you believe in yourself
Put shackles on your wrists and ankles, lock you in a gate
Don’t let them chain your brain to control your destiny and fate
Be determined to be great, learn from your mistakes
You’ll soon get your time to shine, have patience and faith

(c)Copyrights 2016 by 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(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".