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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


My Little Girl & I


Blog Posted:5/27/2010 12:58:00 PM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Today I had the pleasure of going to my 7-year old daughters school to witness her win an award for, Exceptional Achievement in Reading and Language Arts. She did an outstanding job turning her school year around. At winter break she was literally on the verge of being placed on the deans list, which is totally on the opposite end of the ladder. At that time I decided to become very involved in her school life. We sat at the table and started doing our homework together. I visited her class by surprise, on any given day, once a week just to let her know I could walk in at any minute. During this visit her teacher and I would discuss her classroom behavior. She wasn't too happy about all this so I was very surprised when--------<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After receiving her award she ran up and hugged my neck and thanked me for helping her reach this moment. She also asked, "Can we hang my award next to yours in your office." I'm so proud of her! Not only for turning her year around but also for realizing I wasn't trying to just be a mean old dad, I was helping her achieve this moment. She is just bubbling with pride!<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It feels good to be a good dad, especially after being such a horrible dad my entire life. My children range from 27 to 7 and my other kids regretfully had the other "Michael" for a dad. A dope cooking, convict, junkie dad who they hardly knew. Today we are all close and growing closer by the day. My oldest daughter Sarah will be coming to see me in July and we will all get to spend some time together, which includes my boy Dalton (13). It has taken years of hard work and change to have all my kids back in my life. Well, I do have one other daughter but she chooses to not have anything to do with me and I respect that. I can't blame her! <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Negative to positive is what life is all about. I can honestly tell each one of you there is no hole too deep to climb out of. Provided you're willing to put forth the effort to change. At 44 I walked out of the Prison Gates with $200.00 and a lifetime of amends to make up.&nbsp; One day at a time, one amend at a time, one crisis at a time, and one choice at a time, I have changed into a good man. Those who have known me for years are amazed at who I am today. Those who are recent friends (the last 6-1/2 years) can't imagine me any other way than the way I am now. That my dear friends is a wonderful thing! Believe in who you are and find strength from any source you can (Provided its true strength). The building process takes time, don't give up on yourself. Most of all be honest with yourself. This takes guts! Its not easy! As they say, "The great things in life never are." In the end what once rolled in the gutter will shine with the stars. If you need proof of that, just look into my children's eyes. YF4L, God Bless, mj<br></div>
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  1. Date: 5/30/2010 9:55:00 PM
    Dear Mike, "Its not easy! As they say, "The great things in life never are." In the endwhat once rolled in the gutter will shine with the stars. If you need proof of that, just look into my children's eyes. " If you are blessed enough to have children's eyes to look into. I think our lives parallize each other from a different starting point. I started drugging after I lost Lenore. My first published POEM was also written in prison, but I had no reason to "change into a Good man. I can see the pride in You for YOUR daughter's Achievments and that is what a Father should be as You are. LOVE YOUR Mustache, ALWAYS YOUR Liege...HG

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  1. Date: 5/30/2010 4:58:00 AM
    A very wonderful day you had, congratulations to both of you. You have alovely daughter Mr. Jordan. Nice to see the kind man who always returns my comments. And made it threw this life with the hopes to help others. Have yourself a wonderful and enjoyable Memorial Day,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 9:31:00 AM
    Hi Michael, my utmost respect and admiration. You are an insiring poet and deserve those precious moments. Enjoy the success you've earned. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 6:52:00 AM
    you are a constant inspiration and I am always left in awe after I read anything you have written. a beautiful blog. love and blessings to you always and to your beautiful family. yf4l, shar xo

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 6:52:00 AM
    God sent you a little angel to turn you around mike and it worked my little jenny been goign thru some stuff too but with her emotions I thing just keep turning to god my friend and you shall rise and arn't kids the greatest think your one kid will see a different light soon with you too great blog and give your daughter a high 5 from me and Jenny

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 4:37:00 AM
    Michael...in a childs eyes...every thing enters...truth and the sight of delicious fruit ! Move the fruit a foot away from where you have first placed it and you have created their first stuggle. Allow them to see you peel the fruit and place it in their hungry mouth...they now develope the powerful feeling of love and trust ! God bless our childrens faith! james

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 11:28:00 PM
    Your amends have been made and I'm glad the second "Michael" is raising your precious little girl, MJ. Very moving blog! Love, carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 5:41:00 PM
    It is quite an inspirational write and I am amazed how how you journeyed from negative to positive.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 5:21:00 PM
    I did not know the other man, I only feel the writings of you, Michael. A man who love's his family, his friends, his life. Who is doing his best to improved himself. A man who writes his poems with passion and honesty. I believe there is a reason for everything,be proud, Michael, for all you have achieved....

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 2:56:00 PM
    Yes there's always today to make things right. I've missed your comments! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 2:45:00 PM
    This brought tears to my eyes Michael..Bless your heart..You have a message and it comes through in your poetry. Im so glad to have you back for the summer. BG

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 2:29:00 PM
    A wonderful story, Michael, how proud you must be of your daughter, and how proud you should be for turning your life around, and knowing the importance of "being there" for your child. Nothing can be more important than that. We were just over in Chico, for our little grandson's last week of school...he is shy, was in his first school play...he was sooo nervous about his role...(Playing Albert Einstein!!).. but we were there to cheer him on!! Afterwards ...he was beaming...he did just great...each moment of "being there"...means the world to them!! :)

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 1:36:00 PM
    You always inspire me with your stories, my friend! Congratulations to your beautiful daughter...and enjoy your pride, Michael! Ruben.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2010 1:21:00 PM
    A wonderful story Michael .. be very proud of your children whether they want to be a part of your life or choose not to.. a great achievement for your daughter and I am sure it put a smile on your face.. children come around in time... my four sons have always been close to me and I am so grateful to God for them... my youngest now serving in Iraq as my Memorial Day blog posted below yours indicates... have a blessed holiday weekend... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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A Terrible Loss
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A Milestone In Our LIves
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"Couplet of Faith" contest results
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Hi Everyone
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New Couplet Contest
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New Contest
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7/19/2011 Heart of Gold Coupletintrospection,lifelife,
4/3/2011 A Bag of Popcorn Coupletfood,happiness,introspect
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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
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6/5/2010 Freedom to Grow Medical Marijuana Coupletlifemay,me,
6/5/2010 I Will be Happy Couplethappiness,lifelife,happy,
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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,
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2/27/2010 Water & Ice Haikulife,nature
2/22/2010 I Do Have A Dream Free versewardream,dream,life,
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2/19/2010 Defining Time Coupletinspirational,introspecti
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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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9/4/2009 A Poets Guise Coupleton writing and wordsfutur
9/4/2009 Bewitching Haikunature
9/1/2009 Straight To To The Top Coupletfaith,food,on work and wo
8/29/2009 Untwisted Free versechildhood,confusion,death
8/27/2009 A Stutters Dialect Free verserecovery from...life,me,
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
8/16/2009 UFC Coupletdedicationtime,
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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A Knelling Bell Rhymededication,friendship
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~ For Her ... For Me ~ Prose Poetryinspirationallove,me,
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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,
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Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
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Heavy Footprints Of Love Narrativelove,passion,timeme,dream
Never Learn Rhymefunnyme,
Senior Year Narrativenostalgia,schooltime,time
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Bed of Roses Rhymenature
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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
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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
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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,
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