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Michael Jordan

From Willows California, Comes one man’s poetic verse. Who was once consumed by drugs, But overturned that curse. And with the grace of God, He lives a clean and sober life. To fulfill his life’s destiny, With Antoinette his wife. He has the heart of an addict, But it’s not a choice of drugs. It’s writing out his heart, In the poetic forms he loves. He’s no longer in a cell, Under the direction of a Warden. He’s free to write his soul, And his name is Michael Jordan. _____________________________ To Michael Jordan a fellow souper, for his supportive comments, his inspiration, and hard work here on the soup and out in society...

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  1. Date: 2/28/2009 11:12:00 AM
    Hi Raul, I learned of MJ's past by reading his work. He fills me with inspiration as well as admiration. You capture "his soul" very well in this beautiful tribute. Love it! Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 6:31:00 PM
    A success story. Nice tribute to an awesome person. Vince

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 3:05:00 AM
    Wow, I like the flow of this one. It reads well and the conclusion is great. Man, this one is excellent to be honest with you. DN

  1. Date: 2/22/2009 7:28:00 AM
    Gosh - I missed a lot! So glad I caught this. An incredible tribute to one of the most beautiful people I know. You cannot say enough good things about this man. Thank you Raul for honoring such a wonderful soul whom I adore! Well done! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 11:23:00 PM
    Pleasant words describe MJ, I like this tribute. I'm surprised on how you can capture someone so well. -Boo

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 11:16:00 PM
    Deserving words to a deserving man, great job Raul, you done it again. ~Caramel

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 1:34:00 AM
    Wow, I must say this is a nice poem, I like the whole thing, it reads well and describes Michael so well. You did a great job on this one. Tyler

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 1:27:00 AM
    Wonderfully done, he is an amazing poet and so are you. You really captured him with your poetic talent. I look forward to more of your tirbutes..............Danielle

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 9:03:00 PM
    beautifully done again!! wonderful your words... about a fellow poet!! your words surely reflect your appreciation and respect for a fellow souper... god bless you, Raul!! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 6:24:00 PM
    This is a wonderful tribute, it reads well all the way to the end. Love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 3:11:00 PM
    Beautiful dedication and extremely well deserved..Michael is a walking miracle, he has come a long way and he is a great inspiration to so many others.He has touched many souls with his amazing poetic gift and kindness..Raul, I admire your work so much, You painted a beautiful picture here, Nicely done.God Bless*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 11:43:00 AM
    Oh, Raul what a nice dedication to a fellow poet. I ssaw his name when I first came,but haven't visited his poetry page yet. I think I will though as i believe you intended that when you wrote this fine poem. Bravo for you, Raul I see you compassinate soul in this poem. Aloha, Koko

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 11:30:00 AM
    Love this one Raul! Michael is such a great souper, he has encouraged me and made me smile on more than one occasion with his thoughtful comments. Well deserved tribute for a gifted poet, and no one could write it better. Great job Raul, I have to *applaud* the poet and the subject! :) Blessings, Amy

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 10:49:00 AM
    Great call , Raul . MJ is proof that IT CAN be done ....!!!

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 10:36:00 AM
    This is another beautiful write straight from your heart. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful person and talented writer. God bless you both and thanks to both of you for sharing your kindness and talents with us here. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 4:22:00 AM
    Raul - What can a person say about that - I replaced all the people in my life (Except my wife and kids) with my friends here and this site is like my family - I never dreamed that life could be like this - it's my friends like you who make this possible - Some days I'll feel so down and I come on here and it takes it all away - Raul I thank you so much - I have a long day ahead of me and you have started it off in a wonderful way - God Bless you - YF4L, MJ

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 2:49:00 AM
    A great and deserving tribute Raul.Well done.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 2:04:00 AM
    Thanks for your kind words! This a a super tribute to MJ... he will be well pleased I'm sure. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 1:16:00 AM
    Deserving tribute Raul, you penned this one down nicely. I'm sure Michael will enjoy it. Tyler

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 12:52:00 AM
    Nice poem Raul, I agree he has been through so much and still blesses us with his great work. DN