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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


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Blog Posted:1/24/2010 9:49:00 AM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As you all know I stared writing poetry in hopes of finding myself after a lifetime of addiction. How well did my poetic endevores work? On January second I was driving our son and his wife to the Sacramento Airport and we stopped by the local Chevron to buy gas. As I was pulling back onto the road I found a Black zip up binder laying on the edge of the road so I stopped and grabbed it up. Proceeding down I-5 towards the airport I told my son, "See what is inside."The binder contained a passport, checkbook, bankcard, Business info and an envelope which contained 16 fifty-dollar bills and eight twenty-dollar bills. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You must understand that there was once a time I would have pocketed every dime of the money and sent every dope fiend in the country out with the bankcard and checks leaving that 69 year old man with nothing but a headache. Every account he had would have been bled dry in a matter of hours. Especially considering that Christmas left my wife and I as broke as broke could be!<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When I returned home I called the Willows P.D. and and told them that I wished to turn it in. As I told them the contents; saving the money until the end, at which point the lady taking the call said, "RReeaaly. The police officer showed up and it just happened to be Officer Meeks. You see Officer Meek's and I have a past. The last time I was sent to prison it was officer Meek's who transported me there letting me know that it was putting folk like me behind bars that made her job worth while. She said that she would have never dreamed that she would one day end up telling me, "Michael, you have become one of the most honorable, if not the most honorable citizen I have ever met." At which point my daughter looked at her and said,"thats my dig daddy right there." I reckon rewards don't get much better than that.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I ended up taking several workshops over the winter break and doing some work to our home and now school is starting back up tomorrow. I have made a decision&nbsp; to renew&nbsp; my membership&nbsp; on the site; however,&nbsp; I will only be commenting.&nbsp; I do not plan to enter any more contest or post anymore poetry because I feel it unfair to post without answering and I just don't have the time for both. I love you all, God Bless, mj<br></div>
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  1. Date: 2/4/2010 1:54:00 AM
    Reading this has been such an inspiration, MJ --all smiles for you as I read this :) Keep that strength and faith alive--you truly are one great man! God bless you and your lovely family :) I wish you all the best in life!

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  1. Date: 1/31/2010 10:57:00 AM
    do what you got to do mike and hurry back think god gave you newfounded wisdom too along that beaten path mike for I can feel your glow in your words today tthanks for sharing and hugs to you and family

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  1. Date: 1/27/2010 10:58:00 PM
    Great story, Michael! It is good to know someone had a turning point in their life. Looks like 180 degree turn in the right direction. Congrats! And God bless, Caroline.

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  1. Date: 1/27/2010 1:07:00 AM
    Wow. That brought tears to my eyes. You are a GOOD HUMAN BEING and we are blessed to have you as a friend. ***Danielle***

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  1. Date: 1/26/2010 6:32:00 PM
    Good to hear from you, Michael. Wishing you and your family the best. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/26/2010 6:20:00 PM
    Michael, you are such an inspiration to so many people. It just goes to show, Gods incredible blessings. You are one of a kind.....Karlap48ez

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 9:53:00 PM
    You and your fine work will be missed MJ. I feel you should post whenever your heart wants to speak. You inspire many here on PS. God bless and Love and peace to you! Audrey

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 1:17:00 PM
    Doesn't surprise me one bit. They do not come any better than you. Miss you my dear friend. Love and hugs to you and family. xoxo

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 12:00:00 PM
    Michael, you are my Prince – as you already know. You are the living proof of the power of God’s love. Be well and happy and continue to follow your destiny. Love you, Michael. yf4l, lainie

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 10:38:00 AM
    You did the right thing in returning the binder, MJ. It may looked upon as a "test" from a loving God and surely he's pleased with your actions. It's an inspiration to see how you've turned around your life. But I'm with Barbara Gorelick -- go ahead and post even if you don't have time to comment. The "Family" understands and we'd like to see more of your work. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:19:00 AM
    Michael you have so many gifts, the best is your kind heart and tender spirit. Your family is blessed with a loving husband and father in you. My best to you always. Many smiles from Lolita

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  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:19:00 AM
    Thank you Michael, for who you are today! Living also in the North State, it is comforting to know that a man of such integrity and honesty, is driving along side, down I-5....it makes me feel more trusting of my "neighbors" ! God Bless!! And all the best in your education endeavors....kuddos to you!! Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 6:04:00 PM
    Thank you for this wonderful blog, Michael but I totally disagree with your last sentences. You are an artist and as long as you have the time to devote to your writing, please continue to post wether you can comment or not. Please.

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 3:58:00 PM
    What an incredible story of healing, Michael. Yes, I remember reading your poem where you mentioned in one line watching your mother drown at the age of 4 and it struck me profoundly. My minister's lesson this morning was on getting beyond needing to know why things happen in our lives, but to know that all that happens is for our good. Would you have ever turned to God to guide and heal your life without that experience? Who knows, but the story you've shared here tells me you've made Holy Spirit very glad today. Thank you so much...and for what it's worth, I vote with Barbara. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:54:00 PM
    I vote that you continue posting even if you dont have time to comment. I love your work and would like to see something from you wonce in a while. Good luck with school..hope your feeling spiffyl. BG

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 11:47:00 AM
    Being a good person does have its own rewards as you have seen! ;) Do well in school ..keep growing in ways you can be proud of! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 11:45:00 AM
    Good for you Michael. And how wonderful that your daughter was there to hear it.

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 11:09:00 AM
    Life is a journey of many twisting, winding paths. Your journey took a wrong path for awhile but you have found the right path in the end, many never do. So be proud. Forgive yourself for whatever wrongs you did in the past, for it is the past. Look only to the future. Good luck in your educational endeavours, and God bless you and your family.. .

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