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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:7/8/2010 6:39:00 PM

        Last month my wife, mother-in-law, and I decided it would be best if

my mother-in-law moved in with us. I had to pack up my office and make it her bedroom. I plan to convert my garden shed into a office but for now I have ran the lines and hooked my computer up in the corner of our dining room.

         I took my trip home, which was remarkable. I have always been the black sheep. When I used to come home everyone dreaded my arrival because bad always came with me! No doubt all hell would break loose soon as I arrived. This time I was welcome and we all got to know each other again. I visited the grave yard as I had planned and placed little bottles, each with a poem and a rose, on the graves of my grandfather, grandmother, mother, cousin and friends.

       The trip was very hard both emotionally and physically but the overall outcome was splendid. I am glad to be back home and plan to map the journey in poetry. Lots of notes jotted down, now I just need to put them together in a meaningful way. I hope next month just before school starts to go to Washingtion and see my fathers half of the family. I'm proud of my life now and feel so much love from so many directions that I often find it overwhelming; in a wonderful way of course. I missed you all and I'm glad to be back. Thank you, YF4L, God Bless, mj

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  1. Date: 7/10/2010 6:16:00 AM
    wb Mike hate the mother in law thing I moved out and gave them the whole dam house now none of us have that house and its still good to be me its nice tho that all of you get along so just grin and smile my friend me doign music now days myself

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  1. Date: 7/9/2010 11:18:00 PM
    Good to have you back, Michael! And that is the sweetest thing to do for your mom-in-law and I that sure is a wonderful idea as well, leaving poems & roses on the graves of your loved ones...looking forward to reading your new poems! Have a great week & God bless you too --nikko :)

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  1. Date: 7/9/2010 5:43:00 PM
    What a nice gesture to leave poems at the graveyard. I am so happy for you Micheal that I could give you a hug. I am so happy that you have mended the relationship with your family. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 7/9/2010 12:35:00 PM
    I'm happy things went off great for you Michael, great to have you back on the soup, love Wilma

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  1. Date: 7/9/2010 5:42:00 AM
    so happy it all went well Michael. what a beautiful idea about leaving the poems at the graveyard. you should be proud of your life, you are an amazing, generous and beautiful person. love to you and family, shar xoxo

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  1. Date: 7/8/2010 10:24:00 PM
    I'm happy for you, my friend. God bless you. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 7/8/2010 9:31:00 PM
    So was it to CA that you took the trip? I have many relatives in WA too, also on my Dad's side, who I never got to know because I lived with my mom in IA most of my life. How marvelous you took notes of your trip and are feeling inspired to write poems about it now! Andrea PS Nice bio!

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  1. Date: 7/8/2010 7:48:00 PM
    Hmmmmm did you have a contest to judge? And did you write some good verse while with the family? smooch!

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  1. Date: 7/8/2010 7:17:00 PM
    Nice to see you posting again, Michael. Sometimes the journey home is an emotional one...but how wonderful for you go go back with such a positive spirit, and show your family the man you are today. Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 7/8/2010 6:52:00 PM
    So happy to see u have returned Michael.. after your trying time ..blessings flow from it.. u are a blessing to us on Soup... with luv..

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A Terrible Loss
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A Milestone In Our LIves
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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
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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,
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6/6/2010Across our SavannaCoupletfaith,lifewords,
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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,
5/28/2010HappinessCouplethappiness
5/26/2010Beyond The GatesCoupletangst,childhood,death,hop
5/24/2010Soul of a ShoePersonificationangst,devotion,historyfea
5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,
5/24/2010Robin HoodCoupletfriendship,hope,inspirati
5/21/2010PoetrySoup PoetSonnetdedication,friendship,lif
5/21/2010Crystal DoveSonnetlife,wifewords,heart,hear
5/21/2010A Beautiful CreationQuatraininspirational,introspecti
5/18/2010The Wind I RodeCoupletintrospection,lifeme,me,
5/18/2010Dealing With MatterCoupletintrospection,life
2/27/2010Water & IceHaikulife,nature
2/22/2010I Do Have A DreamFree versewardream,dream,life,
2/22/2010My Favorite ThingCouplethealth,introspection,love
2/21/2010Sea of SoulsHaikunature
2/19/2010Defining TimeCoupletinspirational,introspecti
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2/15/2010SolitudeHaikuintrospection,nature
2/14/2010To My WifeCoupletlove,wifewords,life,love,
2/11/2010As Lovers FallDiminished Hexaverselost love,love
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2/11/2010The Saints Go Marching InCoupletsports
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1/3/2010The Mighty Kern (The end of many dreams)Quatraindeath,family,life,loss,lo
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8/16/2009UFCCoupletdedicationtime,
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8/4/2009Spiritual RedwoodsPantoumnaturespiritual,
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Poem TitleFormCategories
CompadreCowboyanimals,cowboy-western,de
Demon In Plastic.Verselife,loss,sad,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
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
~ 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
MichaelCoupletfriendship
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
Wheel of FateRhymehope,introspection,lifeho
Bed of RosesRhymenature
Thank-YOU--- To My LOVESFree versededication,girlfriend-boy
City of the Sky Gondola'sRhymefantasycity,
CHEZ NOUSCinquainplaces
My Favorite GardenCoupletnature,
Wild Horses ~ {a septolet}Free verseadventure,animals,cowboy-
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,
SolaceHaikuhope,nature
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,
SpeculationMonorhymevisionary
THE OLD OAK TREEFree verseautumn,life,spring,summer
CharacterizationCoupletpolitical
Seer's TextVersetime,visionary
PrayersFree verseadventure,allegory,childh
Crystal NightCrystallinehappiness
Swan LakeVersechildhood,
Redneck Love SongCoupletfunnylove,me,
Let Her DreamNarrativepeoplegirl,smile,
A dream of motherI do not know?motherme,
The PondLight Poetrychildhoodold,old,
InkSenryuon writing and words

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Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
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farah chamma United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates Read
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Charles Fuller United States Flag United States Read
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Joseph Spence Sr United States Flag United States Read
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sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
louise nelson United States Flag United States Read
Mark Cotterman United States Flag United States Read
janetta harrington United States Flag United States Read
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karen feist United States Flag United States Read