WHERE AS I, CHARLES DON FLORES, being an American of Mexican descent on death row for a crime I did not commit;
I MUST–Live my life in gratitude and give my love and forgiveness to those who stand with me and also those who do not;
I MUST–Learn all the lesson’s life continues to teach me & in turn share what I experience with others, to listen and learn, love, forgive, and live each day to the fullest;
I MUST–Always remember my brothers and sisters whose lives have been taken in the name on (in)justice; always be their voice, a voice for those who have none;
I MUST–Always strive to be a man of honor and respect whose lives his life with integrity; being the man my mother and father are proud of;
I MUST–Continue to fight for justice and freedom and never accept anything less; give my all to the fight for my life, and when at last free fight to abolish the death penalty until it is gone forever;
I MUST–On my worst day be my best, never growing discouraged or indulging in doubt or self pity; always keeping my head held high, spring in my step and my eyes on the prize;
I MUST–Stand against all injustices, be a protector of the weak, infirm, and unable; to always be there for others and help those in need;
I MUST–Protect the Earth and the mountains and the trees, the flowers and all that is green; protect Her water which is the source of life for all living things;
I MUST– Each day be a patient, loving and kind human being as I can; affirming the fact that the twelve who judged me incapable of this were wrong!
BECAUSE I AM AN INNOCENT MAN who has been condemned to death I am becoming the man I am destined to be; and for this miracle I thank you!
By Charles D. Flores
April 2, 2017
2 thoughts on “I MUST…”
Hello Big Bear Bro’
I am praying, everything will be fine for you on 11.05.
With love from France
Charlie, I am keeping you in my prayers that your innocence will be known at some point in the near future and you can be free again.
I have so many memories of you at 4 years old and were my sidekick when I kept you while your mom worked. I still see you as a sweet precious handsome little boy. I am so saddened to see what all has happened to you. I know you have done plenty of bad things, that hopefully you have asked God for forgiveness for. God is forgiving if we can change our direction toward following and serving Him. May God keep you in His care. With love, Your Midland next door neighbor.