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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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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/19/2011Heart of GoldCoupletintrospection,lifelife,
4/3/2011A Bag of PopcornCoupletfood,happiness,introspect
4/3/2011Mildred NolandCoupletdeath,dedication,friendsh
4/3/2011With Them AgainFree versedeath,faith,friendship,fu
4/2/2011Happy Birthday Carol and AntoinetteCoupletdedication,friendship,int
3/19/2011Down a Long And Lonely RoadFree verseintrospectionlonely,
3/13/2011This Very DayCoupletfriendship,hope,husband,l
1/12/2011The Seamstress of TimeCoupletdedication,devotion,faith
1/8/2011Love, Hate And My FateCoupletangst,confusion,introspec
1/5/2011My Goal-My LoveFree versedevotion,faith,hope,intro
1/4/2011This Poem Is How I FeelQuatrainintrospection,life
12/31/2010Nothing Is More Beautiful Than ThatFree verselovebeautiful,beautiful,
12/31/2010I Serve The LordQuatrainfaith,inspirational,intro
7/10/2010Eternal Everlasting JoyQuatrainfaith,family,forgiveness,
6/7/2010The Words That flow Through My PenFree verseintrospection,life,on wri
6/6/2010Across our SavannaCoupletfaith,lifewords,
6/5/2010Freedom to Grow Medical MarijuanaCoupletlifemay,me,
6/5/2010I Will be HappyCouplethappiness,lifelife,happy,
6/5/2010Who I AmCoupletintrospection,lifehope,
6/2/2010The San Quinton Kangaroo Rat (Endangered Species)Coupletanimals,death,life,nature
5/30/2010Magical ThingsQuatrainadventure,devotion,faith,
5/28/2010HappinessCouplethappiness
5/26/2010Beyond The GatesCoupletangst,childhood,death,hop
5/24/2010Soul of a ShoePersonificationangst,devotion,historyfea
5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,
5/24/2010Robin HoodCoupletfriendship,hope,inspirati
5/21/2010PoetrySoup PoetSonnetdedication,friendship,lif
5/21/2010Crystal DoveSonnetlife,wifewords,heart,hear
5/21/2010A Beautiful CreationQuatraininspirational,introspecti
5/18/2010The Wind I RodeCoupletintrospection,lifeme,me,
5/18/2010Dealing With MatterCoupletintrospection,life
2/27/2010Water & IceHaikulife,nature
2/22/2010I Do Have A DreamFree versewardream,dream,life,
2/22/2010My Favorite ThingCouplethealth,introspection,love
2/21/2010Sea of SoulsHaikunature
2/19/2010Defining TimeCoupletinspirational,introspecti
2/19/2010Awaiting The SunHaikuintrospection,nature
2/17/2010Act One (The Scholar of life- Opening Speech)Prose Poetryhope,inspirational,intros
2/17/2010What A Friend Should Be (A tribute to John Barns)Coupletfriendship,inspirational,
2/17/2010Life In GeneralCoupletlifelife,life,love,
2/15/2010SolitudeHaikuintrospection,nature
2/14/2010To My WifeCoupletlove,wifewords,life,love,
2/11/2010As Lovers FallDiminished Hexaverselost love,love
2/11/2010With YouCoupletdevotion,love,wifeheart,d
2/11/2010The Saints Go Marching InCoupletsports
2/11/2010The ReflectionHaikuintrospection,nature
2/8/2010BetrayalCoupletangst,friendship,introspe
2/7/2010In The Name Of LoveCoupletlove,wifeme,love,me,
2/7/2010Nothing To FearCoupletintrospection,life,love,w
1/3/2010The Mighty Kern (The end of many dreams)Quatraindeath,family,life,loss,lo
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12/21/2009An Old Piece of MetalCoupletintrospection,life
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12/14/2009The Naughty Boy PoemRhymelifeme,me,
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11/22/2009The Lighting of The TreeNarrativeholidaychristmas,christma
11/15/2009Sailing on a Four Leaf CloverRhymeadventurebeautiful,beauti
11/14/2009Beautiful DayCouplethappiness,introspection,l
11/1/2009Softer Than FleeceCoupletfaith,introspection,life,
10/19/2009Other Side of The RainbowNarrativeadventure,introspection,l
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10/17/2009Halloween Dance (Fottle)Free verseholiday
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9/26/2009The Harmony of Percieving Colors (The Conclusion to Brians Contest)Coupletfaith,forgiveness,hope,in
9/20/2009Perceiving Colors (Part Two, Brian's Contest)Coupletfaith,hope,introspectionr
9/13/2009ColorsCoupletfaith,introspection,lifem
9/9/2009To All Of YouCoupletangst,death,dedication,fa
9/6/2009The Ending of The ShowQuatraindevotion,introspection,li
9/4/2009A Poets GuiseCoupleton writing and wordsfutur
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9/1/2009Straight To To The TopCoupletfaith,food,on work and wo
8/29/2009UntwistedFree versechildhood,confusion,death
8/27/2009A Stutters DialectFree verserecovery from...life,me,
8/21/2009Kissed The SkyCoupletlove,wifedream,wife,dream
8/21/2009HarvestHaikunature,on work and workin
8/21/2009Reading FacesFree versedeath,friendship,life,rec
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8/16/2009UFCCoupletdedicationtime,
8/13/2009Some DreamsCoupletdedication,faith,hope,lif
8/10/2009Today Is a Gift To Us AllFree versefaith,hope,life,uplifting
8/9/2009A Delightful Soul {Solfege}Free versethank you
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8/6/2009Through Your SoulCoupletlife,love,passion,wifedan
8/4/2009War And The Victory DanceVersewarwar,name,memory,memory
8/4/2009Spiritual RedwoodsPantoumnaturespiritual,
8/3/2009She Let Me Slide InQuatrainadventure,places
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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
CompadreCowboyanimals,cowboy-western,de
Demon In Plastic.Verselife,loss,sad,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
The Fallen Prince has Risen - MichaelProse Poetryhope,inspirational,life,o
michael jordan, poet soul - you are itFree versedevotion,faith,friendship
A Special FriendVersefaith,friendship,love,tha
Michael’s Blessed Birthday (Kyrielle Sonnet)Sonnetfaith,family,friendship,h
Angels and OutlawsBalladcowboy-western,life,love,
Charred OrchestraVerseconfusion,visionary,war,
My Precious AngelQuatraindevotion,hope,inspiration
Michael JordanQuatraindedication
The Resumption of LifeConcretehistory,inspirationaleast
A Knelling BellRhymededication,friendship
A Country Of AddictionsNarrativeeducation,faith,hope,life
SolutionFree verseangst,lost love,love
Mending DysfuntionFree versechildhood,recovery from..
Reasoning: Fight The Good Fight !Verseeducation,faithlight,ligh
still hereFree versecaregiving
Write !Free verseon writing and wordsme,me
I love To SingRhymefaith,upliftinglove,
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Cobalt SummerRhymelife,love,nostalgia,passi
footle ...Back from the Vet !Light Poetryloss
~His Name Is Wonderful~Acrosticdedication,devotion,faith
Dog Days DreamingFree versedevotion,fantasy,lovesumm
~ For Her ... For Me ~Prose Poetryinspirationallove,me,
Spring MeadowHaikuanimals,seasons
A BRANCH OF JUSTICEFibonaccifamily,people
RSVP (for MGH)Free verselovewords,me,
Sharon Weimer Free versededication,friendship,hap
Pools of RainHaikuanimals,nature
MichaelCoupletfriendship
UnanswerableI do not know?funny,life
One Day is not EnoughFree versedeath,motherday,mothers d
jack of all tradesI do not know?friendship
Creator (repost)Quatrainphilosophy
The Balking Mire of FanghandrathFree versefantasy
God's cruel jokeNarrativefunnygod,god,
Izzy You're DizzyI do not know?funnyday,
TestamentFree versepoliticalme,history,me,
Diamond in the BudLanternenature
We Live On Borrowed TimeFree verseimagination
Heavy Footprints Of LoveNarrativelove,passion,timeme,dream
Never LearnRhymefunnyme,
Senior YearNarrativenostalgia,schooltime,time
Wheel of FateRhymehope,introspection,lifeho
Bed of RosesRhymenature
Thank-YOU--- To My LOVESFree versededication,girlfriend-boy
City of the Sky Gondola'sRhymefantasycity,
CHEZ NOUSCinquainplaces
My Favorite GardenCoupletnature,
Wild Horses ~ {a septolet}Free verseadventure,animals,cowboy-
Grandma's ArmsCoupletfamilyme,me,
A Letter of Love/HateFree verseconfusion,girlfriend-boyf
Our Poet, Mr Michael JordanRhymeinspirational,lifelife,tr
Sestina of SelfSestinachildhood,cry,fear,hope,i
Always TogetherSenryuhusband,love,wife
AwakeningFree versehopetravel,
My Old Black And WhiteRhymenostalgiaold,friend,old,
SolaceHaikuhope,nature
sequence-SWALLOW ME,SWALLOWCinqkuanimals,nature,seasons
Music of the PlainsFree versenature,seasonsautumn,
Private ConversationFree versefaith,introspectionlost,l
A Thankful ThanksgivingRhymefaithlife,
Vietnam's Unwelcome Heroes (Co-written with Tim Ryerson)Quatrainsocial,warwar,old,old,war
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Home is Where My Poem IsRhymeon writing and wordswords
Disappeared in Bulge .Limerickfunny
Three-fourths of a YearNarrativelifeme,world,me,
SpeculationMonorhymevisionary
THE OLD OAK TREEFree verseautumn,life,spring,summer
CharacterizationCoupletpolitical
Seer's TextVersetime,visionary
PrayersFree verseadventure,allegory,childh
Crystal NightCrystallinehappiness
Swan LakeVersechildhood,
Redneck Love SongCoupletfunnylove,me,
Let Her DreamNarrativepeoplegirl,smile,
A dream of motherI do not know?motherme,
The PondLight Poetrychildhoodold,old,
InkSenryuon writing and words

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Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
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Tyesha Ehigiator United States Flag United States Read
Donna Newton United States Flag United States Read
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
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Tony Bush United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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farah chamma United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates Read
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Lynn Marie Canada Flag Canada Read
HGarvey Daniel Esquire United States Flag United States Read
Charles Fuller United States Flag United States Read
Vince Suzadail Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Joseph Spence Sr United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Larson Australia Flag Australia Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
louise nelson United States Flag United States Read
Mark Cotterman United States Flag United States Read
janetta harrington United States Flag United States Read
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karen feist United States Flag United States Read