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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

Blog Posted:2/24/2011 11:23:00 AM

        As some of you noticed I recently upgraded to a lifetime membership. To be honest I've been a lifetime member since day one. I guess now its official. I keep hoping that time will free up because I have many articles i wish to post soon as I can figure out how. School is still going amazingly well, which still surprises me. I've joined a literary club and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. I'm taking one class per semester at Chico State University and plan to transfer over next year. Who would have ever thought!

        Our son Cody completed his service in the Army and after a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan our son is home for good now. He landed a job working on Turbine engines they use to generate power, which he loves. Soon as he got settled he brought me his boots he wore in combat and ask if I wanted them. I reckon he just wants to forget. I was surprised at the feeling I got wearing the boots that had marched through Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. Even now as I write about it I well up with tears. As thankful as we are for our sons return we feel for the parents who weren't so lucky. Our prayers are with them. I have to go because I have class in one hour. I love you my friends, mj


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  1. Date: 2/28/2011 4:05:00 PM
    OUCH should be here not hear. phyl

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  1. Date: 2/28/2011 4:04:00 PM
    So nice to see you hear Micheal. Glad you are keeping in touch and letting us know how life is treating you. Sounds like you are a very busy man with classes and your family. Take care. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 6:09:00 PM
    Thanks for the up-dates dear Michael. Glad that all is going so well for you and your family. Keep up the good work my Prince. yf4l, Lainie

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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 9:20:00 AM
    Sometimes we lose sight of what's important. It looks like you've got it all in perspective. You can give your son a thank you from an old retired Navy chief. You're an inspiration for we who whine about the little things. Enjoy each day with that beautiful family you have. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 6:01:00 PM
    wow,that is an awesome story about being in those boots.It's so wondrous how things can make us really feel something just because it was "touched" by history or someone else having "walked in those boots!"

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 4:36:00 PM
    I am so happy all is well with you Michael, I have missed you very much, and it is heartwarming that your son has returned to you safe, looking forward to your poems and comments and who knows maybe even a contest~~

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 4:29:00 PM
    Hi Michael :) it sure is so nice to hear from you :) and I am so happy that your son is back home, safe and sound :) I wish you and your family all the best & how wonderful that you are now an "official" lifetime member :D have fun in your classes :)

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 4:08:00 PM
    Hello is so good to hear from you. And how nice to know you are continuing your education at Chico State. Two of my kids attended college there, and what a great school, and place to live. We were recently at a concert at Laxon Auditorium, so we know the campus well. You must be so proud of your accomplishments and rightly so! I'm very happy to know your son came home to be close to his family. Hooray for that! Take care and nice to have you back !! love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 4:00:00 PM
    Happy Day to hear from you..Im so proud of you and how much you've accomplished. I cant wait to see some posts from you..The best news that your son is home safe and sound. BG

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 2:12:00 PM
    so wonderful to hear from you can we see a pic of your son?

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 1:38:00 PM
    I'm very happy that your son is home for good, MJ! Also that school is going well. It is amazing learning and I'm sure your wife and children are very proud of you! God bless and take care. Always, Annalise

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 1:25:00 PM
    Hello Michael, so very nice to hear from you. I am so proud of you. Keep going with your schooling you are doing wonderful. So happy to hear your son is back home with you all. What a relief for you all. Stop back when you get the chance. YF4L Carol

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 1:05:00 PM
    Very moving write but sure you seem happy for a comeback with the good news of your son Cody. Hope to read more from you, Michael

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 12:58:00 PM
    Wonderful news about Cody returning home safe and sound.. my Eric left Iraq at Christmastime for his wedding here at home and got new orders for Sacramento, CA. so he is there with his new wife and they just discovered they are going to be parents around Thanksgiving ... congrats on your official Lifetime Membership on the Soup.. great day to celebrate Michael.. enjoy with luv..

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 12:22:00 PM
    Hi Michael, so nice to hear from you. Keep up the good work in school. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 11:27:00 AM
    Touching blog, I am very glad that your son is home. I have 2 cousins in the military and one was just deployed overseas. I will be glad for them to get home safely.

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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
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
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5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,

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