Jennifer Bing of Chicago, who co-directs AFSC's work for Middle East, wrote the following song in honor of Daniel Kaplan, who recently completed his service as Robert Clark Trust Fellow with AFSC.

Daniel shares his reflections about his work in this article.

 

 

 

 

Ode to Daniel  (Sing to the tune of “When the Saints Come Marching in”)

 

Oh when Daniel,

Comes to our space

Oh when Daniel comes to our space

Oh we want to be working with him

When Daniel comes to our space

 

Oh when he writes

A protest song

Oh when writes a protest song

Oh we want to sing it with him

When he writes a protest song

 

Oh when he wears

A funny hat

Oh when he wears a funny hat

Oh we join him in his laughter

When he wears a funny hat

 

Oh when he posts

A clever meme

Oh when he posts a clever meme

Oh the “likes” increase by hundreds

When he posts a clever meme

 

Oh when he wears

A bubble suit

Oh when he wears a bubble suit

Oh the CTA takes notice

When he wears a bubble suit

 

Oh when he goes

To TIAA-CREF

Oh when he goes to TIAA-CREF

Oh they greet him in the lobby

When he goes to TIAA-CREF

 

Oh when we say

Good-bye to you

Oh when we say good bye to you

Oh our hearts are very heavy

When we say good-bye to you!