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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


WOW - On two seperate notes!


Blog Posted:10/17/2009 9:54:00 AM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I first of all wish to thank everyone for the wonderfully gracious comments. You are all to kind. As most of you know by now I spend a lot of time reflecting on my life in hopes of saving another the self-imposed torment that I have lived through. I find myself amazed at how graciously my poetry is accepted. God has blessed me dearly and I consider myself a very lucky man. Along way from the day I lived "The Twenty-Mile Block Walk," which was perhaps the hardest poem I have ever written. That walk was the pivotal turning point of my life. It was the point in my life where I realized Prison is a viable alternative to the life I'm currently living. Even it, as horrible as it is, is better than this!<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Now I just went on to Judge my contest. This is a "Couplet" contest and over half the entries are in other forms. I'm at a loss as to whether I should extended the contest time and allow those who entered the wrong form to re-enter or Judge it as is. I'll wait and read what you all think before I decide. </div><br>
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  1. Date: 10/19/2009 9:23:00 AM
    I think you should just pick the best poem, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder I have learned here. And a lot of people who write well are not familiar with "verse forms." It's a tough call for you to make.

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  1. Date: 10/19/2009 8:59:00 AM
    Well WOW back atcha Michael ... smile ... yes, many of us were looking at the possibility of incarceration based upon a drunken/dope-ridden lifestyle but, by the Grace of God, we didn't have to go there ... smile ... As for your contest you do what you want and we'll all be behind you ... Love ya!

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  1. Date: 10/18/2009 2:55:00 PM
    Mike I'm kinda in between...I actually nag folks LOL ONLY if I think the verse is really worth the effort...I soup mail them tell them what I see as ...shortcoming???/for want of a better word...and maybe 1 person per contest even takes the judges advise??? I have given extentions, it had no effect on who the top 10 were. They did read the directions. Good luck friend!

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  1. Date: 10/18/2009 2:46:00 PM
    I say give everybody a little breathing room. Our poems are not quite couplets...maybe, but you misspelled "SERARATE." LOL. Just a gentle ribbing, my friend. You know we all love you and pray for you. Remember: EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY IN THE END. IF IT'S NOT OKAY, IT'S NOT THE END. ***Danielle***

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  1. Date: 10/18/2009 12:24:00 PM
    And your poems deserve every bit of praise, they are wonderful and carry such a blessing to all to read it.

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  1. Date: 10/18/2009 12:23:00 PM
    I had the same problem when I did my contest, it was hard to have to disqualify the poem becasue they weren't in the form specified by your contest rules but you have to do what you have to do.

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  1. Date: 10/18/2009 7:53:00 AM
    you go boy do what you have to I too hope I did it right lol and congrats on your poetry making it to the top mike keep forgeing ahead for it inspires others to keep on forging ahead too great write as always hugs to you and family mike

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  1. Date: 10/18/2009 2:40:00 AM
    Judge away...you listed your rules fairly. I run into the same problem and they do not make my best list...Raul

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  1. Date: 10/17/2009 10:16:00 PM
    My advice to you Michael, is to judge the contest as it is, in fairness to those who did it correctly, hummm... I wonder if I did (ha ha)

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  1. Date: 10/17/2009 6:16:00 PM
    I have just read your biography. It has touched my heart. The tragic events of your life are heart wrenching. I too have scars on my heart of the tragic deaths of my parents and my younger sister during my childhood leaving me alone to face the cruel world. So, I can feel your pain and the pain reflected in your poetry. It is great that you faced it all with courage and fortitude. God Bless you. -Mohammad

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  1. Date: 10/17/2009 2:20:00 PM
    I am very proud of you and your poetry Michael. You do what you want it is your contest and you did say the form was couplet. I don't know how that many people could not have seen the word Couplet. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol YF4L

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  1. Date: 10/17/2009 10:54:00 AM
    Your work is truly an inspiration, Michael! Blessings to your always. You've got mail! Hugs, Donna

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