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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

A Milestone In Our LIves

Blog Posted:6/9/2010 11:52:00 PM
<div align="justify">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yesterday my wife received her $8000.00 tax rebate for buying our home, which came $1440.00 short of paying back all the past fines we have been paying since our recovery date. When you are addicts like we were things like fines etc. really don't matter. Toni and I had accumulated $9,440.00 worth of fines. Quite the mountain to face once you decide to quit selling and using drugs. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Starting off Toni had $1,200.00 worth of fines that had to be paid before she could get her drivers license. I got a job harvesting Rice 7 days a week, after working all night on my pipefitting job. The Harvesting job lasted about 6 weeks and I made enough to where we could afford to pay her $1,200.00 fine in full and she got her drivers license back. Keep in mind at the same time we were making $100.00 a month payments on our fines. After 2 years of making these payments we had $1,600.00 left to pay to release her from her probation. I decided to do the Day-Night work thing once again and we paid that off in full at the end of the harvest. This is also the time my back blew out from working very physical 19 hour days, 7 days a week&nbsp; for approx. 2-1/2 months. Keep in mind this is 3 years we made $100.00 a month payments, which added up to $3,600.00.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Due to my injury and the fact we had now paid some of the fines off we were able to get our last two fines down to $65.00 a month, which we have paid for the last three years. These added up to $1,200.00 Soon her last payment was paid off and we had one last $700.00 fine in my name to pay off, which we just did today. YAHOOOOO<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Six-years and $9,440.00 later my wife and I have totally paid all our debts to society. I can't even find the words to express the feelings we have. What started off seeming a totally unsurmountable mountain we chipped away at until we completly leveled that mountain out. We are finally free. totally free. No Parole, No probation, and No fines. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The last 2-days have been two of the best in my life. I have not been totally free since I was 16 years old, nor, has my wife. We feel a sense of pride over completing our obligation's to society.&nbsp; Day by day, month by month, year by year, we stuck to our plan and as of today----we are free, and darn proud of it! YF4L, God Bless, mj <br></div>
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  1. Date: 6/12/2010 2:20:00 AM
    Hi Michael! I can't help but smile as I read this blog of yours--wow ^_^!! I'm really happy for you and Toni! You definitely deserve all the best! Congratulations to you!! May God continue to shower you with his abundant blessings!! --nikko :)

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 5:37:00 PM
    One day at a time does it, and you did it. BRAVO! my friend. You worked so hard and reclaimed your freedom. WAY TO GO! Congratulations to both of you. You helped each other evey step of the way. Take a bow. yf4l, lainie

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:01:00 PM
    Oh Michael you know how proud of you I am and your wife also. I am praying for you to have blue skies and bright sunshine from now on. I know you all will be so much happier now. All that stress gone. Oh what a wonderful feeling. Love and blessings to you all always, Carol YF4L

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 7:26:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your story, Michael. What a testimonial and inspirational gift you have given other people who face hurdles that seem insurmountable! You have proven what is possible with faith, trust, perserverance, and love. May life always be good to you on this new, and wonderful road called freedom! Congratulations, my friend! Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 7:07:00 AM
    Congratulations. It must be an awesome feeling! LUv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 6:48:00 AM
    This story brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud of you Michael and your wife. You are an inspiration to all who fall and stumble. You have indeed paid back society, not just in money, but in soul. You are free spirits, and I wish both of you and your child, every happiness in the future, it is a clean slate, you need only go forward... Love Constance

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 5:56:00 AM
    You and your wife are a living, breathing, constant inspiration. If anyone ever needs encouragement all they need to know is know about you - you shine. Congrats on this most important and freeing milestone. Your words will always serve to kindle that spark of hope to all who need it. So happy for you both. YF4L xoxoxo

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 5:14:00 AM
    God works in mysterious ways Michael.. and He works behind the scenes too all the time u just continue to extend your faith and HE WILL DO ALL The REST.... God bless.. luv..from the "Sweetheart"

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  1. Date: 6/10/2010 1:46:00 AM
    God is good Michael and has been working very hard in you and your family's lives. This is a beautiful testament of his divine work. Congratulations and may He continue to bless you and your family...Raul

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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
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6/5/2010I Will be HappyCouplethappiness,lifelife,happy,
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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
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5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,

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