Open Heart
We need open heart surgery
Not for clogged arteries
And high blood pressure
But for closed minds
That settle for lesser
We need open heart surgery
We’re already numb
So it’s no need to put us to sleep
Correct our forked-tongue
And implant our heart with a sense of peace
Suffocating self hate, it’s an emergency
We need open heart surgery
Eyes that can’t see
Blinded by fear
No reason to breathe
Cried our last tear
Loved our last love
Can no longer trust
Our judgments about others
Is a reflection of “us”
Pain is our drug
Stress our relief
We’re in need
Of open heart surgery…….
(C)Copyrights 2015 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(, 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".