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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


I own the soup?


Blog Posted:10/31/2009 11:53:00 PM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Well Happy Halloween my fellow soupers. Funny the silly little notions that some people get. I hate to bust your precious little bubble there bro but I'm an ex-con not a poetry site owner. I do feel highly honored that you placed my name with good men like John and Raul. I see it as just another testament&nbsp; to the depth of change writing poetry can make in ones life. By the way bro, how does it feel to make a complete fool of yourself. I mean when I was spun out cooking dope I could come up with some wild conspiracy theory's but hell I was shooting about an eight ball of pure crystal meth a day. Smoking a couple of pipe loads an hour with the gals. Even so I never landed as far from home base as you have. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Anyhow I was ask this last Monday to submit a Narrative&nbsp; on how writing&nbsp; poetry has changed my life. I felt very honored that the College I'm attending would ask me to submit my work to be published in this years book. The head of the English Dept. has already given her approval and was actually involved in the request.&nbsp; Far cry from the burnt out drug addict that once inhabited a prison cell. I don't know if you guys can tell but I'm pretty darn proud of myself. Despite what some folk may think I scratched my way up out of the pits of hell. I earned every drop of anything I have ever gotten the hard way. I see that as good thing because people respect that and I&nbsp; am somebody that has earned my respect. Of course all of this was made possible by the grace of God. I reckon thats living proof that I'm on the road to earning his respect also. I'll tell you for a old junkie ex-con like me that is a beautiful thing. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I do apologize that I spend so little time on the site. I'm so captivated with learning that I often forget to do anything else these days. I love this life I'm living guys. The fact that I spent so many years belittled and locked away in a cell has given me a great appreciation of life and the countless joys that everyday brings. I will confess to the fact that I have been very blessed. The wonderful friends that I have made on this site I consider to be a blessing. Before long I'll settle into a routine and come back home to our site because this is my home. I earned my seat at this table along time ago and anyone who doubts that is, well I'll just let that go. Raul I do thank you for the honor I did enjoy the contest. I apologize to you and John for your names getting mixed up with mine. Last thing I want is to cause anybody any trouble. I know I have nothing to apologize for but I seriously doubt that dude has enough gumption or class to apologize. You each deserve an apology and since I'm the only other one actually involved in this slander I'll man up and offer you mine. God Bless you all and once again "Happy Halloween."<br></div>
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  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:37:00 PM
    Hey there smartie pants! How's that beautiful family? What was the little one for Halloween?

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  1. Date: 11/3/2009 10:23:00 PM
    Hi Michael - Guess what? You're a great guy - a wonderful inspiration to the PSoup family - AND a terrific poet! I most definitely agree with our fellow PSouper's comments - you are a respected gentleman and a tremendous asset to this site! You, my friend, are Top Notch and always will be. My warmest wishes to you and your family. Peace always, John

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  1. Date: 11/3/2009 9:24:00 AM
    Hey Michael!! You own the soup!!! I don't know how you do it, balancing a pro basketball career ooops. There's one in every crowd so I wouldn't worry about it. Sometimes you get a tree, sometimes a whole "Forest." I misspelled HOLE. Your poetry speaks for itself. Have a great day. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 11/2/2009 6:21:00 PM
    I do hate to see people use the site for revenge/or whatever it is. keep up the good work!! Mainly taking care of the little girl in the photo, she is the main thing!! God bless you all!

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  1. Date: 11/2/2009 12:30:00 PM
    Michael J. I believe in God and I know that the words you testify about how He has changed your life are possible. My hope and heart go out to you for your continued learning and success. I know that God is proud of you when He looks down and smiles at the many good life choices that you have now make. Isn't forgiveness a wonderful thing! Congratulations on being given the honor to write about how poetry changed your life. This site has really helped me through some difficult times. I love the soup. About the owner-- I don't know who owns the soup. But whoever does, I am glad this site exists. I have met many wonderful people on here. Oh, I wish I owned Poetrysoup.com, and was making friendships possible via poetry. It is a marvelous place to write. Take care. Lovingly, Dane

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 3:38:00 PM
    Dear Michael, I Know the day will come when, you will write a novel about your life and it will be a # One best seller. (you have an important mission) You are on your way my courageous friend. God Bless you. Love, Lainie - yf4l

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 3:18:00 PM
    You are so much more than an ex-con doper, Michael. You're a wonderful human being on a spiritual journey having human experiences that you can label as negative and being in hell, but what if those experiences were meant to be .... hmmmmm ?!!! ... smile ... You're being USED buddy as am I and all of us who have been there, done that, and now "no matter how far down the scale we have gone, we can see where our experience can be beneficial to others" .... God Bless Ya !!

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 2:48:00 PM
    I'm so happy to hear how well your are doing in college, Michael, and that you are writing for your fellow students! They will soon learn what a talented poet you are, just as your friends have learned on the Soup long ago!! Keep up the good work!! ~ Carrie

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 8:39:00 AM
    Michael, I am not surprised that they asked you to write a narrative of your life because you are an inspiration. Yes, you clawed your way up from the pits of hell, you took a twenty block walk that day, remember and that is why I chose your poem for first place in my contest, a walk to remember, and any one who disputes that is a complete fool. Your poems are full of heart wrenching honesty and that is why you are loved and respected. Never mind some idiots rambling illiterate comments. You and the others mentioned in that dumb poem , and many other familiar names we see each day, are what makes the soup so special.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 6:39:00 AM
    Good to see you again. Been catchin' your blurbs occasionally. I don't always respond but the great thing about the Soup is you really don't have to, to still feel like one of the family. Truly a place where you can be who you are and still be proud of it. Plus, you feel like you are among friends with whom you have something in common. I love the people out here but in this town of 2500 but there are not too many (actually 0, not counting my wife, and she's not into poetry) that I've felt akin enough to tell all my vulnerabilities too. Me thinks Philip Morris may have been smoking so much of his own tabacco and hasn't been getting much attention lately. Reckon he's a gittin' it here? lol. Good to hear from ya. ~<><

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 6:02:00 AM
    Michael, you know how very proud of you I am. Congratulations on your new accomplishments. I know many more good things are going to be coming your way. Shine on my dear friend shine on. Love, Carol YF4L

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 1:13:00 AM
    I want to be the first to let you know... You Rock! It is awesome to see that the Soup family stays together and stands up for one another. For all that you have overcome... You are the man, and to apologize for others ignorance though it is not necessary puts you at the top of the list of the worlds greatest friends. We are so lucky to have you here Michael, thank you for all the inspiration that you share! Smiles from Lolita

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My Recent Poems

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
2/17/2010 Act One (The Scholar of life- Opening Speech) Prose Poetryhope,inspirational,intros
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,
2/11/2010 As Lovers Fall Diminished Hexaverselost love,love
2/11/2010 With You Coupletdevotion,love,wifeheart,d
2/11/2010 The Saints Go Marching In Coupletsports
2/11/2010 The Reflection Haikuintrospection,nature
2/8/2010 Betrayal Coupletangst,friendship,introspe
2/7/2010 In The Name Of Love Coupletlove,wifeme,love,me,
2/7/2010 Nothing To Fear Coupletintrospection,life,love,w
1/3/2010 The Mighty Kern (The end of many dreams) Quatraindeath,family,life,loss,lo
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12/21/2009 An Old Piece of Metal Coupletintrospection,life
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12/14/2009 The Naughty Boy Poem Rhymelifeme,me,
12/5/2009 The Greatest Gift of All Acrosticcaregiving,faith,family,h
11/24/2009 The Drifter Haikunature
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11/22/2009 The Lighting of The Tree Narrativeholidaychristmas,christma
11/15/2009 Sailing on a Four Leaf Clover Rhymeadventurebeautiful,beauti
11/14/2009 Beautiful Day Couplethappiness,introspection,l
11/1/2009 Softer Than Fleece Coupletfaith,introspection,life,
10/19/2009 Other Side of The Rainbow Narrativeadventure,introspection,l
10/17/2009 Do The Math Narrativefriendship,life,lost love
10/17/2009 Legend of The White Pumpkin Free versemysteryhair,
10/17/2009 Halloween Dance (Fottle) Free verseholiday
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10/9/2009 I know (Oppression) Free verseintrospection,life,recove
10/3/2009 The Twenty-Mile Block Walk Free verseintrospection,lifeme,wife
10/2/2009 My Job (I Follow The Son) Free versefaith,on work and working
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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
9/20/2009 Perceiving Colors (Part Two, Brian's Contest) Coupletfaith,hope,introspectionr
9/13/2009 Colors Coupletfaith,introspection,lifem
9/9/2009 To All Of You Coupletangst,death,dedication,fa
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9/1/2009 Straight To To The Top Coupletfaith,food,on work and wo
8/29/2009 Untwisted Free versechildhood,confusion,death
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8/21/2009 Kissed The Sky Coupletlove,wifedream,wife,dream
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8/21/2009 Reading Faces Free versedeath,friendship,life,rec
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
8/9/2009 A Delightful Soul {Solfege} Free versethank you
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
8/3/2009 A Soul Will Be Saved Free versefaith,forgiveness,hope,in
7/17/2009 Evening Star Couplethope,love,recovery from..

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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,
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