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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 Terrible Loss

Blog Posted:3/20/2011 2:19:00 PM
        Friday night Mildred Noland who has been like an adopted mother to me died in her sleep. Her husband William who is 72 is like a father/ best friend to me. I'm here with him at his home. For those members who have been here awhile this is the couple who bought me my computer and paid my first membership fee on the site, so I could get my poetry out there.
        I'm personally devastated by this loss. Millie & Willie have a 38 year-old son with down-syndrome who is here with Willie and I. I will be here with them as long as they need and make the arrangements necessary for the burial. Although, we have no blood ties our love is stronger than many who do. Please hold us all in prayer, mj
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  1. Date: 3/21/2011 2:37:00 PM
    Michael I am deeply saddened and so sorry to read of your loss. Will email you right away. love, shar xoxo

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  1. Date: 3/21/2011 6:48:00 AM
    Hi there Michael, sorry to hear about your loss.. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.. blessings W

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  1. Date: 3/21/2011 6:26:00 AM
    My love and prayers go out to you, your family and William and his family, my dear Michael. Much love and many hugs, Lainie

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  1. Date: 3/21/2011 1:07:00 AM
    So sorry about this painful event in your life.Friends can become like family many times and the grief we feel for their loss is just as great...Prayers go out to you and them too.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 11:24:00 PM
    I am so sorry for all of you Michael. They are lucky to have such a good friend in need. I will add you to my prayer list. Love, Joyce

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 10:16:00 PM
    So sorry about this tragedy. My heart cries for you. May God give you and William and their son strength to bear this sorrow. God Bless.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 6:42:00 PM
    God be with you all Michael,Harry

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 6:39:00 PM
    your wonderful poems speak volumes of the kind of man you really are. Harry

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 5:17:00 PM
    The spirit of your loved ones will always be accessable to you. I am sure their son finds great comfort in you being there. Our life paths can be very hard, but, hard it what teaches those willing to learn compassion. I honor all your compassion and that of your loved ones. Light & Love

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 4:49:00 PM
    I want to thank you all. I find myself feeling numb and kind of distant from everything, if that makes sense. I appreciate your prayers and want you know they help, God Bless, mj

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:44:00 PM
    Ron and I extend our sympathies and condolences Michael to this wonderful family who helped u so very much my friend.. will put all on our Church prayer line chain ..a 24/7 venue with constant prayer round the clock every day.. our hearts feel your pain and loss at this special time.. anything we can do let us know luv..

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:40:00 PM
    My Sincere Condoleances, dear Michae! My prayers are with all of you. Now you need to be stronger in the love you honestly share with one another.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:23:00 PM
    Michael my man, William and you will be in my thoughts. I like you was taken in by my best friends family. When his mother died I was devastated. She was more of a mother than my mother ever was. Take care, James......

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:22:00 PM
    I can feel the heartbreak in your sad words, Michael. I am so so sorry to hear such a lovely person is gone. Bless her family, and bless you for standing by as a much needed friend. By love and sympathy to you all at this difficult time. love, and prayers...Carrie

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:05:00 PM
    I'm sorry for this terrible loss in your life, Michael. May God send his comfort to you and to William and their son. LUv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 2:56:00 PM
    You and Mildred's family are in my thoughts and prayers, MJ. Please accept my sympathy for your loss. How kind it was of Mildred and William to buy you a computer and help you join Poetry Soup. I'm sure William is grateful that you are helping with the arrangements. Love and blessings, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 2:54:00 PM
    Yes, Michael, a terrible loss to you. You all will be in my prayers.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 2:32:00 PM
    You'll have my prayers, Michael along with Willie and his son. A special prayer for Millie also. Vince

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 2:26:00 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss, Michael, my prayers go out to you, and to William and his son, to be family does not mean born into it, one can be just loved, seems Mildred was, she has not left you Michael, she is just in another place, God Bless ~~

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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

My Poems

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
5/24/2010Soul of a ShoePersonificationangst,devotion,historyfea
5/24/2010Blind FaithCoupletfaithfaith,

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Demon In Plastic.Verselife,loss,sad,
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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

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