Halim Flowers

Halim Flowers DOB- 09-01-80 Washington, D.C. 30 years to life Contact Information- Halim Flowers #11967-007 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".

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...

YOU ASK ME You ask me “Why do you fight?” As if Like a woman being raped on campus In Stanford I have a choice I fight because I have a voice And the psyche To fight for what’s right You...

“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...

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I Shed Tears I shed tears Yet know now why I cry I shed tears For fears Yet I’m not afraid To die I shed tears For love lost That I never Fell in I shed tears Cause growing pains Creates necessary...

“It is so disagreeable to think ill of ourselves, that we often purposely turn away our view from those circumstances which might render that judgment unfavourable. He is a bold surgeon, they say,...

Sometimes It Snows In April Sometimes its cold When its supposed to be warm Broken hearts don’t seem whole In the eye of the storm Single mothers smile To hide tears from their child Though their...

“As we learn to bear the intimacy of scrutiny and to flourish within it, as we learn to use the products of that scrutiny for power within our living, those fears which rule our lives and form our...

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...