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Ode to Bryan

Hey there, Mama, look at me!

I’m a firefighter, can’t you see?

Saving lives — as brave as can be.

You’re gonna be so proud of me!

 

Hey there, Mama, look at me!

I’m an astronaut, can’t you see?

Discovering worlds in a far galaxy.

You’re gonna be so proud of me!

 

Hey there, Mama, look at me!

I’m a high-wire artist, can’t you see?

Making the crowd gasp: “Golly gee!”

You’re gonna be so proud of me!

 

Hey there, Mama, look at me!

I’m an angel, can’t you see?

A bearer of comfort – the best thing to be.

You’re gonna be so proud of me!

 

Now, now, Mama, don’t you cry.

It’s kinda neat way up in the sky.

Shed no tears – why, don’t even sigh.

You’ll be holding me again in the blink of an eye.

 

To my daughter Angie, whose 11-week-old son was murdered 18 months ago.

Check out her song for Bryan at a fund raising event.


About the author

Hal Foster

Hal Foster is a longtime journalist and journalism professor who has worked in the United States, Japan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. His news career has included writing and editing at the Los Angeles Times and nine years as a journalist in Japan. He is an associate professor of Communication at the new Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Catch one of his other blogs at en.tengrinews.kz. Contact the author.
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