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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


Inside The Heart


Blog Posted:11/10/2009 6:31:00 PM
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This contest was very hard to judge. I apologize for taking so long to complete judging it. Raul my man soup mail me your address bro &amp; congratulations. To everyone else know that I considered every poem a winner they were great. God Bless, mj<br>
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  1. Date: 11/13/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Thanks Michael ... I really enjoyed this contest and loved all the double winners !! You did great and, you're right, everybody is a winner at the Soup ... smile ...

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  1. Date: 11/12/2009 2:42:00 PM
    Thank you Mike for liking my write I had to hurt to write it.....as usual..I'm a slow learner. Light & Love

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  1. Date: 11/12/2009 8:22:00 AM
    Thank you for the inspiration and the honor, dear Michael. Love, Lainie. -PS - I love your bio and the photo's attached.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2009 5:37:00 AM
    thanks for a great contest mike and on my 8th place all winners and entrants congrats on placing a poem for this contest looking for the next one mike

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  1. Date: 11/11/2009 8:01:00 PM
    Wow, Michael...thanks for the placement. As always this was a great contest to be a part of...Raul

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  1. Date: 11/11/2009 10:52:00 AM
    A big well done and many congratulations to all the winners. With so many excellent pieces of work I can see why Michael had such a hard time judging and am glad I wasn't in his shoes. Love Janette

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  1. Date: 11/11/2009 3:59:00 AM
    Thank you Michael for sponsoring your contest. I know you had a hard time judging the contest not only were there so many excellent poets writing in it but...you have a rough schedule. We all appreciate you taking your time to sponsor and judge this contest. I am so honored to be among the winners in your contest. Congratulations to all. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 11/10/2009 9:20:00 PM
    I thank you.Michael, for the honorable mention in your contest. Congratulations to all the winners.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2009 8:21:00 PM
    Congratulations to all the winners. Thank Michael for including my work amongst these wonderful writers. I am truly honored. Smiles from Lolita

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  1. Date: 11/10/2009 7:08:00 PM
    Hi, Michael...welcome back! It is good to see you among us again. We have deeply felt your absence and missed your splendid poetry! I thank you for my Honorable Mention. It has made me happy and has given me the incentive to try again and again! God bless you with your loved ones. Have a wonderful Veteran's Day! Warmest Regards, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2009 6:55:00 PM
    Many congratulations to all the winners of this challenging contest. Even those who didn't win it, should be proud of their effort. This a fair and friendly poetry site...the best that ever was and will be! Take heart, and enter all the contests, and may you be one of the winners! God bless everyone for your comments and suggestions on how improve this site and learn something very invaluable. We, at Poetry Soup, are a family and should up-lift and encourage each other. I have become a better poet by learning from the very best in this field. Have a wonderful Veteran's Day, and may God be with you always. Love and hugs, Andrew.

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My Recent Poems

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
12/22/2009Happy New YearAcrosticlife
12/21/2009An Old Piece of MetalCoupletintrospection,life
12/21/2009PoetryEpigramon writing and words
12/14/2009The Naughty Boy PoemRhymelifeme,me,
12/5/2009The Greatest Gift of AllAcrosticcaregiving,faith,family,h
11/24/2009The DrifterHaikunature
11/22/2009Dear LordRhymehopeme,me,
11/22/2009The ForestHaikunature
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
10/17/2009Do The MathNarrativefriendship,life,lost love
10/17/2009Legend of The White PumpkinFree versemysteryhair,
10/17/2009Halloween Dance (Fottle)Free verseholiday
10/17/2009Lives In The SonFree verseintrospectiongod,me,evil,
10/9/2009I know (Oppression)Free verseintrospection,life,recove
10/3/2009The Twenty-Mile Block WalkFree verseintrospection,lifeme,wife
10/2/2009My Job (I Follow The Son)Free versefaith,on work and working
9/30/2009Serving HappinessTetractyshappiness
9/28/2009Speaking of LoveCoupletlove,wifegod,wife,light,g
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
9/4/2009Bewitching Haikunature
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
8/21/2009Are We Not LostCoupletpolitical
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
8/9/2009To Weak To CryFree versedeath,family,food,hope,li
8/8/2009I Was Pappa Wood {Spooky Poem}Coupletrecovery from...
8/7/2009My DevotionRhyme royaldevotion,love,wife
8/7/2009A Beautiful RoseCoupletlove,wifebeautiful,wife,r
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
8/3/2009A Soul Will Be SavedFree versefaith,forgiveness,hope,in
7/17/2009Evening StarCouplethope,love,recovery from..

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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,
GOD'S SPIRITUAL STIMULUS PLANDramatic monologuefaith,hope,inspirational,
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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James Foulk United States Flag United States Read
derrick burton United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Chitra Lakhera India Flag India Read
Christie Moses United States Flag United States Read
Nigel Fawcett Italy Flag Italy Read
Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
Celeste Butler-Mendez United States Flag United States Read
Tyesha Ehigiator United States Flag United States Read
Donna Newton United States Flag United States Read
Linda Etling United States Flag United States Read
L'nass Shango United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
John Heck United States Flag United States Read
Tony Bush United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Margaret Okubo United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
farah chamma United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates Read
Michaela Payne United States Flag United States Read
Marycile Beer United States Flag United States Read
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
Robyn Blauw Australia Flag Australia Read
Joseph Granda-Padron United States Flag United States Read
Christy Hardy United States Flag United States Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Heidie Buys United States Flag United States Read
karen feist United States Flag United States Read