Guiding Star’s Oh So Ferry Far by Mark Carlisle

Across the Channel burning like a lamp

Dover’s white cliffs are my guiding star

Seen from my “Jungle” concentration camp

Freedom’s so very near yet still oh so far

 

Thousands of miles we’ve traveled so far

The Jungle is just the latest way station

What I really wouldn’t give for a car

To carry me on over to my destination

 

Across the Channel burning like a lamp

Dover’s white cliffs are my guiding star

Seen from my “Jungle” concentration camp

Freedom’s so very near yet still oh so far

 

No turning back now the money’s all gone

It has cost me so much just to get this far

At the end of the day when all’s said and done

There’s nothing I wouldn’t just give for a car

 

Across the Channel burning like a lamp

Dover’s white cliffs are my guiding star

Seen from my “Jungle” concentration camp

Freedom’s so very near yet still oh so far

 

We are hunted as if we are less than human

By the UK Border Force’s rat catchers

So we mimic these most sneaky of vermin

Then pray to Allah that they don’t catch us

 

Across the Channel burning like a lamp

Dover’s white cliffs are my guiding star

Seen from my “Jungle” concentration camp

Freedom’s so very near yet still oh so far

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