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   My name is Michael Jordan but I'm not that Mike. I was born in Bakersfield, California and raised just outside of Shafter, Calif. in a place called Smith Corner. My father left before I can remember and my mother drown before my eyes at the age of 4 so my Grandparents raised me with the help of my Uncle Joe.
   By the time I started High School I was hooked on drugs and they pretty much consumed my life until the age of 41. It was at that age during one of my many trips to Prison that I broke down and prayed to the God I had been so angry at since my Mothers death. When I had finished my prayer I got up and penned my first poem. My life would never be the same.
   I now live in a small Northern California town called Willows with my Wife Antoinette and our Daughter Michaela. By the grace of God I have 5 years clean and sober and I no longer Cook Meth to support myself. During the last 5 years I have devoted myself to try and warn others of the pains involved with the life I once lived. i curently have 4 books published and number 5 should be released soon, These books are

The Heart of an Addict
The Soul of Desire
The Other Side of Reality
In His Name - By His Grace
Untwisted - Pure Poetry - To soon be released

These books are available on LuLu.Com - Amazon & Barns & Noble. I should add that I use the proceeds from these books to place them in juvinile halls, jails, re-habs etc.
   This site is like a second home to me & its members are like my extended family, thank You and God Bless, MJ


What a week this has been!


Blog Posted:8/15/2009 12:55:00 PM
&nbsp;&nbsp; As most of you know during the last 2-3 years I have been at home dealing with various health issues. Needless to say my life has been moving at a very slow pace here around my home and in our little small town that I in fact live right on the very edge of and my street goes over the canal and dead ends so things have moved really slow around me for quite some time.<br><div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp; Then over the last week, BAMB, enters one very slow paced old man into the main stream of College life and I feel like a Tortuous&nbsp; at the&nbsp; Rabbit convention and school hasn't even started yet. To be totally honest I almost gave up and walked (Well hobbled on my cane actually) out on the whole thing. Suddenly giving up and going on permanent&nbsp; Social Security&nbsp; no longer seemed such a bad idea, perhaps everybody was right about that after all.<br>The thing is you see like Jake and Elwood Blues I'm on a mission from God and he has a purpose for my life, giving up is not an option for me so I stuck it out and have my 13 unit schedule set.<br><div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp; This year will be spent back-tracking and refreshing/re-learning all the things that 30 years of being a junkie erased from my mind. I want to learn about things that never mattered before because I'm realizing that I'm so much more than just somebody who preys on and manipulates others to feed my own selfish addictive habits, which of course truly has been my life. I love to write but I know nothing of how to write correctly as I'm sure you all know by now. I want to thank you all for being so gracious to me regarding my writing but I have no illusion that I'm good writer I'm somebody who has a very powerful message earned through blood at the homeboy school and a strong desire to share that message with others in order to save them the horrific memories and devastating remorse that fills my every waking moment. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp; However to sum this all up in the name of God and under his direction I will learn the things I wish to know and one day I will be a good writer and more importantly a good example of live, learn and never forget that we all are a miracle and all have a place in the Kingdom of God, regardless of the depth of our own shame. I will always look into and dig through my past for within that pain rest the desire to always move forward, for I have learned when you stop moving forward your already moving back, Thank you.<br>God Bless and I love you guys, MJ<br></div></div><br>
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  1. Date: 8/22/2009 3:48:00 PM
    You are a good writer. You communicate very well! Now if you mean a best selling author? well you need managers and publisher and the whole magilla. That's not about how well you write. Love always & thanks for the congrads!

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  1. Date: 8/21/2009 3:06:00 PM
    Dear Michael, you don't have be a scholar to be a poet or a writer. You can learn the do's and don'ts of writing, penmanship, form and content, but the message you have to give, lives in your heart and soul and your message is deep and meaningful and touches the lives of all those who read it. That, in itself, the the essance of writing and poetry, to put into words the feelings and desires and lessons and love, and to share them in a meaningful way that will hopefully inspire and enhance or enrich another's life, you, my friend, already do that so well. I applaud you at going back to school to refine your methods and to learn more about your passion, but know, in your heart of hearts that YOU ARE A WRITER, Michael, and a DAMN GOOD ONE. but then, I may be prejudice, but I believe in you and the words you have written thus far. Just keep 'em coming! By the way, I would like to purchase a copy of your new book, Untwisted, I wish to have a complete collection again! LOL ~TRU~

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  1. Date: 8/18/2009 4:11:00 PM
    Michael, you wouldnt be the writer you are today without your life story. You are strong and have a message that needs to be told. I am very proud of you..Going back to school is an act of courage..one day ata atime. Barbara

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  1. Date: 8/17/2009 5:31:00 PM
    GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vince

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  1. Date: 8/17/2009 3:48:00 AM
    Thank you for your blog Michael. I think they are a wonderful way to keep in touch and let everyone know what great progress one is making. Oh yes sometimes a good place to lightly vent also. You just keep writing from your heart Michael . They say that is where the best poetry comes from. Besides you are working on publishing your fourth book if I am not mistaken so you do know how to write. Keep your faith in our Lord and he will lead you forward Michael. You have been through so much and come so far. Keep your chin up and keep on keeping on. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

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  1. Date: 8/16/2009 7:52:00 PM
    Best of luck in all of your endeavors, MJ, Sincerely, Moses

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  1. Date: 8/16/2009 9:01:00 AM
    you are a great writer Michael, you are a blessing and an inspiration to us all, your words encourage and uplift us, you always see the goodness in every one even if our poems are not so hot always you still see our hearts as we see yours too, it's like being with family being here on poetry soup, you one of the family, we all children of God, I pray for a quick recovery to your recent surgery, God bless you from diane

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  1. Date: 8/15/2009 8:31:00 PM
    When God gives you the gift of writing it doesn't matter what you learn because you already have it. You honor Him by using it. Bless you....Karla

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  1. Date: 8/15/2009 1:39:00 PM
    "I love to write but I know nothing of how to write correctly as I'm sure you all know by now. "..Don't be modest, my friend!! : ) You're not only an accomplished writer but also an example to follow. Keep going, Michael... I'm really proud of you. God bless you. Ruben.

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/19/2011 Heart of Gold Coupletintrospection,lifelife,
4/3/2011 A Bag of Popcorn Coupletfood,happiness,introspect
4/3/2011 Mildred Noland Coupletdeath,dedication,friendsh
4/3/2011 With Them Again Free versedeath,faith,friendship,fu
4/2/2011 Happy Birthday Carol and Antoinette Coupletdedication,friendship,int
3/19/2011 Down a Long And Lonely Road Free verseintrospectionlonely,
3/13/2011 This Very Day Coupletfriendship,hope,husband,l
1/12/2011 The Seamstress of Time Coupletdedication,devotion,faith
1/8/2011 Love, Hate And My Fate Coupletangst,confusion,introspec
1/5/2011 My Goal-My Love Free versedevotion,faith,hope,intro
1/4/2011 This Poem Is How I Feel Quatrainintrospection,life
12/31/2010 Nothing Is More Beautiful Than That Free verselovebeautiful,beautiful,
12/31/2010 I Serve The Lord Quatrainfaith,inspirational,intro
7/10/2010 Eternal Everlasting Joy Quatrainfaith,family,forgiveness,
6/7/2010 The Words That flow Through My Pen Free verseintrospection,life,on wri
6/6/2010 Across our Savanna Coupletfaith,lifewords,
6/5/2010 Freedom to Grow Medical Marijuana Coupletlifemay,me,
6/5/2010 I Will be Happy Couplethappiness,lifelife,happy,
6/5/2010 Who I Am Coupletintrospection,lifehope,
6/2/2010 The San Quinton Kangaroo Rat (Endangered Species) Coupletanimals,death,life,nature
5/30/2010 Magical Things Quatrainadventure,devotion,faith,
5/28/2010 Happiness Couplethappiness
5/26/2010 Beyond The Gates Coupletangst,childhood,death,hop
5/24/2010 Soul of a Shoe Personificationangst,devotion,historyfea
5/24/2010 Blind Faith Coupletfaithfaith,
5/24/2010 Robin Hood Coupletfriendship,hope,inspirati
5/21/2010 PoetrySoup Poet Sonnetdedication,friendship,lif
5/21/2010 Crystal Dove Sonnetlife,wifewords,heart,hear
5/21/2010 A Beautiful Creation Quatraininspirational,introspecti
5/18/2010 The Wind I Rode Coupletintrospection,lifeme,me,
5/18/2010 Dealing With Matter Coupletintrospection,life
2/27/2010 Water & Ice Haikulife,nature
2/22/2010 I Do Have A Dream Free versewardream,dream,life,
2/22/2010 My Favorite Thing Couplethealth,introspection,love
2/21/2010 Sea of Souls Haikunature
2/19/2010 Defining Time Coupletinspirational,introspecti
2/19/2010 Awaiting The Sun Haikuintrospection,nature
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2/17/2010 What A Friend Should Be (A tribute to John Barns) Coupletfriendship,inspirational,
2/17/2010 Life In General Coupletlifelife,life,love,
2/15/2010 Solitude Haikuintrospection,nature
2/14/2010 To My Wife Coupletlove,wifewords,life,love,
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9/28/2009 Speaking of Love Coupletlove,wifegod,wife,light,g
9/26/2009 The Harmony of Percieving Colors (The Conclusion to Brians Contest) Coupletfaith,forgiveness,hope,in
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9/13/2009 Colors Coupletfaith,introspection,lifem
9/9/2009 To All Of You Coupletangst,death,dedication,fa
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9/4/2009 A Poets Guise Coupleton writing and wordsfutur
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9/1/2009 Straight To To The Top Coupletfaith,food,on work and wo
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8/21/2009 Kissed The Sky Coupletlove,wifedream,wife,dream
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8/21/2009 Are We Not Lost Coupletpolitical
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8/13/2009 Some Dreams Coupletdedication,faith,hope,lif
8/10/2009 Today Is a Gift To Us All Free versefaith,hope,life,uplifting
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8/9/2009 To Weak To Cry Free versedeath,family,food,hope,li
8/8/2009 I Was Pappa Wood {Spooky Poem} Coupletrecovery from...
8/7/2009 My Devotion Rhyme royaldevotion,love,wife
8/7/2009 A Beautiful Rose Coupletlove,wifebeautiful,wife,r
8/6/2009 Through Your Soul Coupletlife,love,passion,wifedan
8/4/2009 War And The Victory Dance Versewarwar,name,memory,memory
8/4/2009 Spiritual Redwoods Pantoumnaturespiritual,
8/3/2009 She Let Me Slide In Quatrainadventure,places
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7/17/2009 Evening Star Couplethope,love,recovery from..

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Compadre Cowboyanimals,cowboy-western,de
Demon In Plastic. Verselife,loss,sad,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
The Fallen Prince has Risen - Michael Prose Poetryhope,inspirational,life,o
michael jordan, poet soul - you are it Free versedevotion,faith,friendship
A Special Friend Versefaith,friendship,love,tha
Michael's Blessed Birthday (Kyrielle Sonnet) Sonnetfaith,family,friendship,h
Angels and Outlaws Balladcowboy-western,life,love,
Charred Orchestra Verseconfusion,visionary,war,
My Precious Angel Quatraindevotion,hope,inspiration
Michael Jordan Quatraindedication
The Resumption of Life Concretehistory,inspirationaleast
A Knelling Bell Rhymededication,friendship
A Country Of Addictions Narrativeeducation,faith,hope,life
Solution Free verseangst,lost love,love
Mending Dysfuntion Free versechildhood,recovery from..
Reasoning: Fight The Good Fight ! Verseeducation,faithlight,ligh
still here Free versecaregiving
Write ! Free verseon writing and wordsme,me
I love To Sing Rhymefaith,upliftinglove,
GOD'S SPIRITUAL STIMULUS PLAN Dramatic monologuefaith,hope,inspirational,
Cobalt Summer Rhymelife,love,nostalgia,passi
footle ...Back from the Vet ! Light Poetryloss
~His Name Is Wonderful~ Acrosticdedication,devotion,faith
Dog Days Dreaming Free versedevotion,fantasy,lovesumm
~ For Her ... For Me ~ Prose Poetryinspirationallove,me,
Spring Meadow Haikuanimals,seasons
A BRANCH OF JUSTICE Fibonaccifamily,people
RSVP (for MGH) Free verselovewords,me,
Sharon Weimer Free versededication,friendship,hap
Pools of Rain Haikuanimals,nature
Michael Coupletfriendship
Unanswerable I do not know?funny,life
One Day is not Enough Free versedeath,motherday,mothers d
jack of all trades I do not know?friendship
Creator (repost) Quatrainphilosophy
The Balking Mire of Fanghandrath Free versefantasy
God's cruel joke Narrativefunnygod,god,
Izzy You're Dizzy I do not know?funnyday,
Testament Free versepoliticalme,history,me,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
We Live On Borrowed Time Free verseimagination
Heavy Footprints Of Love Narrativelove,passion,timeme,dream
Never Learn Rhymefunnyme,
Senior Year Narrativenostalgia,schooltime,time
Wheel of Fate Rhymehope,introspection,lifeho
Bed of Roses Rhymenature
Thank-YOU--- To My LOVES Free versededication,girlfriend-boy
City of the Sky Gondola's Rhymefantasycity,
CHEZ NOUS Cinquainplaces
My Favorite Garden Coupletnature,
Wild Horses ~ {a septolet} Free verseadventure,animals,cowboy-
Grandma's Arms Coupletfamilyme,me,
A Letter of Love/Hate Free verseconfusion,girlfriend-boyf
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Sestina of Self Sestinachildhood,cry,fear,hope,i
Always Together Senryuhusband,love,wife
Awakening Free versehopetravel,
My Old Black And White Rhymenostalgiaold,friend,old,
Solace Haikuhope,nature
sequence-SWALLOW ME,SWALLOW Cinqkuanimals,nature,seasons
Music of the Plains Free versenature,seasonsautumn,
Private Conversation Free versefaith,introspectionlost,l
A Thankful Thanksgiving Rhymefaithlife,
Vietnam's Unwelcome Heroes (Co-written with Tim Ryerson) Quatrainsocial,warwar,old,old,war
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Home is Where My Poem Is Rhymeon writing and wordswords
Disappeared in Bulge . Limerickfunny
Three-fourths of a Year Narrativelifeme,world,me,
Speculation Monorhymevisionary
THE OLD OAK TREE Free verseautumn,life,spring,summer
Characterization Coupletpolitical
Seer's Text Versetime,visionary
Prayers Free verseadventure,allegory,childh
Crystal Night Crystallinehappiness
Swan Lake Versechildhood,
Redneck Love Song Coupletfunnylove,me,
Let Her Dream Narrativepeoplegirl,smile,
A dream of mother I do not know?motherme,
The Pond Light Poetrychildhoodold,old,
Ink Senryuon writing and words

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