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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

Hi Everyone (Contest Update) Among Other Things

Blog Posted:3/19/2010 9:18:00 PM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I have gone through my first round of judging and I'll tell you it's getting tough. Lots of talent out there. I'm certain there will be a number ot ties for placement in this one.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As soome of you may recall I never knew my father and a couple of years ago I found my family I had never met. My father was already deceased, however, I had brothers and sisters of whom I has also never met. My brother and one sister I met right away. This last week I was blessed with meeting another one of my sisters, Dana. She came down from Washingtion (the State) and spent a few days&nbsp; with my faimly and I. Blessings in life come in many forms from many different directions. I never would have dreamed that I would know any of my fathers family and now that I do I'm very proud to have them in my life.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For those of you who know, Marycile (Cile) Beer, and I have become close friends. She recently had major surgery done on her knee. She was just fine when I spoke with her over the phone the other day but please keep her in your prayers. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I renewed my membership the other day. A very small price to pay for the lasting friendships I have found here on this site. Even though we have never actually met it sure does seem like we have gone through a lot together. Life sure is a funny thing. you know it? Who would have ever thought I would be where I am today. A wonderful family and beautiful friends. Embracing all of life's dreams and facing all of its trials, sober! My wife and I were talking and we are not anywhere near wealthy but its been along time since we wanted for anything either. We do wish our old friends would sober up so we could all kick it together again but those choices our out of our control. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I should have my contest judged soon. Always believe that you are worthy of love and you will be. You'll never feel comfortable with anyone else until your comfortable with yourself. God loves you and so do I. Blessings, YF4L, mj<br></div>
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  1. Date: 3/22/2010 12:05:00 AM
    Michael abundant blessings from NY. Miss all of my fellow soupers especially those heaven bound. I read your blog and I'm so happy your reuniting with your blood sister and rest of your siblings. My prayers for you Michael and all those you love. I think of you from time to time and hope you have found peace within yourself to know you are loved by many for lyour courage and your truths. God Bless You and will be praying for Marycile and her knee. Blessings and Love from Michael Torres

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  1. Date: 3/21/2010 6:27:00 PM
    Nice blog, Michael. Glad you are doing well.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 10:09:00 AM
    Hi Michael, it is never easy to pick the winners in these contests because of the incredible talent of the poets on this site.... no, never easy... my membership is coming up in May, and I agree, a small fee, to pay for love... family is importnt, no doubt about that... love Constance

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 8:40:00 AM
    Hello my neighbor of the North State! I often wonder how you are, as we travel the freeway, often sailing past the turn off to Willows. I'm so happy to hear of your family coming together, Michael...what a blessing that must be after all this time. Take care and stay well, and give our best well wishes to Marycile! Bless you all! ~ Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 5:14:00 AM
    Wonderful news Michael and such a blessing to find loved ones still exist and are now a part of your life forever.. its a magnificent enjoy your new found family and share the LUV... thankxxx for the update on this exciting contest.. have a blessed weekend...luv.. "Sweetheart"

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 2:53:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your blog this morning, I agree that blessings come in many forms. I will keep Marycile in my prayers. Take care, and God bless...Raul

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 1:13:00 AM
    What a beautiful Blog. You are so right. God blesses us in the most unexpected ways. Smiles.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 12:18:00 AM
    Hi, Michael, good luck in judging your contest. I can't recall which it was. Don't think I did this one, but it will be nice to learn your results. LUv, Andrea

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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 9:14:00 PM
Thank You
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 11:30:00 AM
A Terrible Loss
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Poetry soup's blog
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 11:02:00 AM
Hi Everyone
Date Posted: 2/24/2011 11:23:00 AM
Medical Marijuana Contest Winners
Date Posted: 7/18/2010 4:05:00 PM
Back Again
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 6:39:00 PM
A Milestone In Our LIves
Date Posted: 6/9/2010 11:52:00 PM
Medical Marijuana Poem (New Contest)
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 8:16:00 AM
My Little Girl & I
Date Posted: 5/27/2010 12:58:00 PM
"Couplet of Faith" contest results
Date Posted: 5/13/2010 8:46:00 AM
Hi Everyone (Contest Update) Among Other Things
Date Posted: 3/19/2010 9:18:00 PM
Hi Everyone
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 8:05:00 PM
New Couplet Contest
Date Posted: 2/21/2010 9:02:00 PM
Happy Valentines Day
Date Posted: 2/14/2010 2:45:00 PM
Things I Wish to Share
Date Posted: 1/24/2010 9:49:00 AM
Yahoo - I'm back
Date Posted: 12/18/2009 1:30:00 PM
On Friday The 13th My Knee Surgery Went Well
Date Posted: 11/14/2009 12:48:00 PM
Inside The Heart
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 6:31:00 PM
I own the soup?
Date Posted: 10/31/2009 11:53:00 PM
WOW - On two seperate notes!
Date Posted: 10/17/2009 9:54:00 AM
My Fellow Souper's
Date Posted: 9/28/2009 7:35:00 AM
New Contest
Date Posted: 9/5/2009 7:21:00 PM
Harder than I thought it would be
Date Posted: 8/27/2009 9:42:00 PM
What a week this has been!
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 12:55:00 PM

My 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,
5/26/2010Beyond The GatesCoupletangst,childhood,death,hop
5/24/2010Soul of a ShoePersonificationangst,devotion,historyfea
5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Demon In Plastic.Verselife,loss,sad,
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

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