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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

Medical Marijuana Poem (New Contest)

Blog Posted:6/6/2010 8:16:00 AM
    The recent comments on my latest poem have led me to want to know more about how you feel regarding this topic. My own personal opinion is that; although, it's not for me you go right ahead, which amazes many of my friends. I have the offer to get my license; they will grow my pot, sell it to the dispensary, and give me my share of the cash, which would be about $30,000.00 a year. That’s a hard offer to pass on. I invest $200.00, have nothing more to do with it, and then collect my $30,000.00. So why won't I?
    I trust in the Lord to provide my needs and he does a very good job of it! Simple as that! Could I use the extra cash, who couldn't. But, would it affect this amazing Karma I have going on in my life. Who knows? That’s a chance I'm not willing to take for any amount of money. I have a beautiful life, a beautiful wife, beautiful children, and a beautiful home, all by the grace of God. My wealth is no longer measured by the dollar; it's measured by faith. I think accepting that deal would show a lack of faith on my part. I think that would be taking my life out of the Lord's hands and placing it back in mine. Past experiences prove when I take my life in my own hands it all goes horribly bad in a hurry. Even though my friends can't quite grasp my theology they see my point! Over the last seven-years my Karma has been impeccable in every sense of the word. Everything I try comes out perfectly as planned, because, it's not my plan it's the Lords.
    Make no mistake I write for the glory of God. For 42-years I never thought I would write a poem. Never had any desire to write or read poetry. Then I prayed and was struck by lightening, ever since I am a poet. I don't know if anyone can really grasp how amazing that truly is. Those who have known me for years certainly realize how amazing it is. I went from stabbing people one day to writing poetry the next.
    Anyhow, after Church I'll be posting my contest. BTW, a couple of my good friends at Church are Medical Marijuana users. I personally sit atop the fence on the subject. I don't want it my life but don't mind if you want it in yours. Pro or con tell me how you feel!

PS. I have noticed some concern  that I'm contemplating getting involved in this. Let me make it clear, I will never in my life get involved in ANY drug activity ever again, in any aspect. That offer was made some years ago and has long since been turned down with no ifs, ands, or buts. Don't trip I have no desire for anything other than my Lord, children, wife, friends, furthering my writing abilities, and my education. Trust and believe I know the bad side of it all, I basically just wish to know how you guys feel regarding this issue. having said this, I do appreciate the concern.
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  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:19:00 PM
    that would be the head..not the nead???

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  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:18:00 PM
    In regard to you, I am not someone whose opinion should count at all, but, LOL when has that ever stopped me from giving an opinion (duck) * oh duck means I'd expect you to bop me on the nead like Gibbs in NCIS does to Denozo if any of you were near me * You did the absolute right thing FOR YOU. The only reason pot is not legal everywhere is because the government hasn't yet figured out a way to stop folks from planting their own in the wilderness or their we'd have another prohibition type thing..and we see who won that. As soon as they can they will TAX IT and do it...believe you me they could care less about the health of the populous or they make soda & sugar cereal illegal.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2010 8:50:00 AM
    I guess I am pretty set in my ways when it comes to drugs. I worked in a smoke shop for 5 years that sold drug related items and It nearly killed me watching kids come in and buy what they needed to do drugs. I never prayed and cried so much in my life for these kids. I had to quit this job. I do not see why people need drugs. But I do understand that when pain is unbearable you need something. As to making money growing marijuana the answer is No. The Lord has looked after you and will continue and you know that. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 7:14:00 PM
    Well, I am going to have to do some research on this, but I think it is an interesting theme, and I am looking forward to writing you something inspiring for your contest.. love Constance

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 6:57:00 PM
    My brother says it is the only thing that kills the pain in his legs (disabled Vietnam Vet). He never used it before but was on various other pain killers. He was a Corpsman (medic) in the Navy so luckily he was able to be more aware of the dangers of addiction. In 1969, they placed him on morphine and he asked to be taken off it and placed on something less addictive. Many guys became adddicts without knowing what was happening. Of course our government would never admit to addicting the troops. Legalizing pot would take the money off the streets. Mixed feelings for me. Vince

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 6:10:00 PM
    Michael - I have an extremely radical opinion on this subject...I recommend anyone participating in this blog to get on the internet and simply type in the name NORM STAMPER (an ex-cop and former chief of Seattle's police department) who wrote an arcticle in The Seattle Times about illegal drugs and explains my view much better than I could ever hope to - Tim

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 5:55:00 PM
    My son (who LOVES Debate and just passed the Bar last year) used to involve me in discussions about marijuanna and why it should be legalized. After our many conversations, I can really see his point. It was legal until just maybe less than a hundred years ago & was used by many great men in history. When you think about it, it is no more harmful than alcohol. I neither drink or smoke and I have never had an illegal drug in my life, but for the sake of argument, I say, if they are going to prohibit marijuana , they should also prohibit alcohol. It's only fair. More people are killed by drunks, many more. However, I admire and respect how you feel. since drugs was your problem in the past, you have good reason to avoid this in your life. If there are people like Katherine here who could benefit from legal marijuana, I sure hope one day the law for it is passed. I know it isn't EVER getting passed in Utah. Our state dilutes alcohol, so people go to Idaho for stronger stuff! hahaha

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 12:35:00 PM
    Wonderful uplifting blog, Michael. I certainly agree that you should not mess with perfection and since you have everything going your way now, it would be foolish to take a chance. I will try to sum up my opinions and figure out what side of the issue I am on and write a poem for your contest. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 11:13:00 AM
    One beautiful blog Michael filled with faith and luv for the Lord... u have extolled His Glory for providing all our needs according to His Riches in Christ Jesus... .we are all tempted especially by the almighty dollar as is our Society's mode of existence but we operate on a higher level trusting God and u will be blessed for your choice ... will check out your contest too.. and good luck ..enjoy your wonderful family for the blessings they are..with luv from the "Sweetheart"

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 9:48:00 AM
    Hope this contest doesn't close before I have a hance to write for it. As I mentioned to you, THC is the only effective treatment for ulcerative colitis but it is not approved for use on this. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 8:48:00 AM
    As drugs were part of your past life, Michael....and took you down...way ...way down.... I hope you'll stay far, far away from anything that even resembles the drug world...whether legal or otherwise. Yes ...this is a hot topic, and will stir up the pros and cons...(and I do realize, I completely understand that there are medical benefits)....but why take even the smallest risk my friend, when your life already on the right track...there can be other ways to invest your time, money and your heart! (Just my humble opinion). I hope you will not consider this as an opportunity...but as a threat to your new, wonderful life. Good luck, God Bless, Michael!!

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 8:20:00 AM
    well I'm for it and sure wish Minnesota would do it for I suffer from severe nausa and sometimes it aborts my seizers and this is only time I use it so hope others dont hate me but doc meds just dont work for me anymore esp after using em for last 25 yrs this is going to be one hot blog my friend and I will look for it on contest page

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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
Date Posted: 3/20/2011 2:19:00 PM
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

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7/19/2011Heart of GoldCoupletintrospection,lifelife,
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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
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1/5/2011My Goal-My LoveFree versedevotion,faith,hope,intro
1/4/2011This Poem Is How I FeelQuatrainintrospection,life
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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,
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5/30/2010Magical ThingsQuatrainadventure,devotion,faith,
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5/24/2010Robin HoodCoupletfriendship,hope,inspirati
5/21/2010PoetrySoup PoetSonnetdedication,friendship,lif
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5/21/2010A Beautiful CreationQuatraininspirational,introspecti
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2/27/2010Water & IceHaikulife,nature
2/22/2010I Do Have A DreamFree versewardream,dream,life,
2/22/2010My Favorite ThingCouplethealth,introspection,love
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2/19/2010Defining TimeCoupletinspirational,introspecti
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2/17/2010Life In GeneralCoupletlifelife,life,love,
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10/17/2009Do The MathNarrativefriendship,life,lost love
10/17/2009Legend of The White PumpkinFree versemysteryhair,
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10/9/2009I know (Oppression)Free verseintrospection,life,recove
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9/30/2009Serving HappinessTetractyshappiness
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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
9/9/2009To All Of YouCoupletangst,death,dedication,fa
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8/10/2009Today Is a Gift To Us AllFree versefaith,hope,life,uplifting
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Michael’s Blessed Birthday (Kyrielle Sonnet)Sonnetfaith,family,friendship,h
Angels and OutlawsBalladcowboy-western,life,love,
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My Precious AngelQuatraindevotion,hope,inspiration
Michael JordanQuatraindedication
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SolutionFree verseangst,lost love,love
Mending DysfuntionFree versechildhood,recovery from..
Reasoning: Fight The Good Fight !Verseeducation,faithlight,ligh
still hereFree versecaregiving
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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
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
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Bed of RosesRhymenature
Thank-YOU--- To My LOVESFree versededication,girlfriend-boy
City of the Sky Gondola'sRhymefantasycity,
CHEZ NOUSCinquainplaces
My Favorite GardenCoupletnature,
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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,
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,
THE OLD OAK TREEFree verseautumn,life,spring,summer
Seer's TextVersetime,visionary
PrayersFree verseadventure,allegory,childh
Crystal NightCrystallinehappiness
Swan LakeVersechildhood,
Redneck Love SongCoupletfunnylove,me,
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