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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:3/13/2011 11:02:00 AM
        If everyone could please read my comments on the ps biog. It will explain a lot as to the real reason I've been away so long. Its one thing to say, "I love the site," another to let your actions strengthen your words. I put the integrity of the site above my own desire to be here. I acted in a way, which brought shame to the site. Once I realized what I had done, right or wrong, I felt I should leave until such a time I could never act in such anger again. 
        If situations have arisen, which leads you to alter your normal behavior, please take a break and do some soul searching. Mine has taken about a year and a half, I was very angry. I lived my life in anger so long and worked so hard to remove it that its return really upset me. I'm back to a very wonderful place and ready to start over. I put myself in poetry soup prison allowing myself few visits, and now my time is served and my soul is searched. I will be fading back in!, mj
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  1. Date: 3/14/2011 11:35:00 AM
    We're glad to have you back, MJ. I don't recall you ever behaving in the manner some have lately. The Soup was a kinder, gentler place when I first joined. Please help us restore that atmosphere. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 3/14/2011 10:54:00 AM
    Hiya Michael, thanks for the chat the other day. Welcome back to the best poetry site and community on the Internet. Have a great day....:)

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  1. Date: 3/14/2011 9:14:00 AM
    I remember that time and everyone on the site was upset about the remarks this person was leaving. Your remarks were strong but not hurtful. Embarrassed to say, mine were more sarcastic and uncalled for. Glad you're back. You stay in my prayers. Vince

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 7:42:00 PM
    Way to go Michael !!!!!!! Charles

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 6:37:00 PM
    i have no recollection of what you mentioned, michael.. i'm just glad you're home ..:) huggs!!

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Welcome back Michael....love your name..

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 2:36:00 PM
    I don't think I was ever hear long enough to know what you are talking about. But I have noticed you here since I arrived,from time to time and it's always nice to get a comment from you and see you blogging! (good approach you took, for any time you feel anger, on or off the Soup).

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 2:16:00 PM
    Welcome back Michael. I don't know of any dissent or anger but welcome home anyway. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 1:45:00 PM
    I cannot recall a time when you were anything other than supportive and kind. We love you and your poetry, Michael. Hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 1:25:00 PM
    I have had reasons to do some soul searching in the pasts, it's somehow hard but I had to do it. Now I do away with close friends and close enemies, staying on my own so I won't hurt anyone and no one hurts my heart too. Glad you are back, I can still remember your 'Medical Marijuana' Contest it was lovely. Keep your pen flow with indelible inks of poetic passion and stay lovely. Welcome back bro. Love, Adeleke

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 1:12:00 PM
    welcome back

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 12:11:00 PM
    "If situations have arisen, which leads you to alter your normal behavior, please take a break and do some soul searching!" Certainly a very good way to handle one's dilemma, Michael. Welcome back Michael! Agape, MOses

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 11:08:00 AM
    Michael.. to thine own self be true ..my friend.. thankxx for sharing this emotional blog with all of us today my friend.. but in the Future never allow another to control the reason u stay or leave this site.. u are too gifted and talented to keep it hidden away .. don't put your light under a bushel luv... so continue to thrill us all with your wonderful words Michael.. u are a true asset to P.S. and an integral part of this wonderful family of poets luv.. the time is right for u to begin anew and we all support your endeavors with encouraging words .. so happy u are back..

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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Date Posted: 4/3/2011 9:14:00 PM
Thank You
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 11:30:00 AM
A Terrible Loss
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Poetry soup's blog
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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
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Things I Wish to Share
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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
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What a week this has been!
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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,
5/28/2010HappinessCouplethappiness
5/26/2010Beyond The GatesCoupletangst,childhood,death,hop
5/24/2010Soul of a ShoePersonificationangst,devotion,historyfea
5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,
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Michael JordanQuatraindedication
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A Knelling BellRhymededication,friendship
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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
Write !Free verseon writing and wordsme,me
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