Friday, June 28, 2024

Passionate Soldier's Story by John Winfield Hoppin

Passionate Soldier
Tell you what he saw
Passionate Soldier bleeding money
Tell you what he believes in
And all of the people
He left behind

Passionate Soldier tells you what he believes in
Passionate Soldier tells you what he saw
What he got into and
All of the people
He left behind
Or who stayed of their own volition
Gassed from carrying someone else's expectations

About the look of dreams drippin' down the inside of some straw hut
Dreams drippin' down
The consistency of grits
That is one way how to put an end on it
Passionate soldier
Gonna tell you all about it


Emerging from intersecting social, environmental and physical catastrophe, John Winfield Hoppin is an artist and poet living and working in San Leandro, California. In 2001, he received his bachelor's degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Film, Video and Performance. He has multiple sclerosis and in 2016 created the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast to find support and explore disability theory. Chernobyl happened on his seventh birthday. he/him