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Quotes from W. M. M'Gimmegrant (The Bard of Africa, or maybe Somalia or Sudan or Pakistan)

BratMedic

LE
Book Reviewer
Gimmegrants at work


Traveling in a fried-out dinghy
On a UK trail, head full of greedy
I met a strange MP lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said
Do you come here just to plunder?
Shit upon my flloor and then chunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
 

NSP

LE
Never in the field of human trafficking was so much owed by so many to so few.
 

BratMedic

LE
Book Reviewer

BratMedic

LE
Book Reviewer
ON THE BEACH
by
Abdulfatah Hamdallah

Lieutenant Commander Abdulfatah Hamdallah of the Royal Sudanese Navy woke soon after dawn. He lay drowsily for a while lulled by the soft punctured dinghy beside him, watching the first light of the Calais sun upon the channel.. He knew from the sun's rays that................OMG he was drownded.

FIN
 

syrup

LE
ON THE BEACH
by
Abdulfatah Hamdallah

Lieutenant Commander Abdulfatah Hamdallah of the Royal Sudanese Navy woke soon after dawn. He lay drowsily for a while lulled by the soft punctured dinghy beside him, watching the first light of the Calais sun upon the channel.. He knew from the sun's rays that................OMG he was drownded.

FIN

The man who never was
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
Look, stranger, on this island now
The leaping light for your delight discovers,
Stand stable here
And silent be,
That through the channels of the ear
May wander like a river
The swaying sound of the darkies running from the sea

Here at a small field's ending pause
Where the chalk wall falls to the foam and its tall ledges
Oppose the syrians
As they melt into the dunes
And the shingle scrambles after the suck-
-ing surf,
And a rubber dinghy lodges
A moment on its sheer side.

Far off like floating seeds the ships
Dodge the Africans in their rubber boats
And this full view
Indeed may enter
And move in memory as now these clouds do,
That pass the harbour mirror
And all the summer through the water saunter.

with Apologies to WH Auden
a known homosexualist, who in spite of this married a friends daughter to free her from Nazi Tyranny
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Now is the winter we stayed in tents
Made glorious summer by this ferry from Calais;
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
Alas poor Abdul
I knew him well

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Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer

NSP

LE
"You've got forty immigrants, I've got fifty-three.
I've got a brand new outboard motor
And I'll lend it you (for a fee)."
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
"I am Osman Dias, people smuggler of people smugglers. Look ye upon my works ye mighty and despair."


In the Channel with just oars the one-engined dinghy is king.
FOC
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but him had fled;

Shouldn't have lit a cooking fire in a rubber dinghy.
 

BratMedic

LE
Book Reviewer
I am sailing
I am sailing
to the UK
'Cross the sea
I am sailing
Stormy waters
To be near you
To be free

Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
Through the dark night, far away
I am dying, forever crying
To be with you, glug glug glug......
 

BratMedic

LE
Book Reviewer
Life goes on day after day
Hearts torn in every way
So paddle 'cross the Channel
'cause England's the place I love
and there I'll stay
Snowflakes they rush everyhwere
Each saying they really care
So paddle 'cross the Channel
and always take me there
UK I love
People around every corner
They seem to grimace and say
We don't care what your name is boy
We're gonna deport you today
So I'll continue to say
Here I always will stay
So paddle 'cross the Channel
'cause England's the place I love
and here I'll stay
If I get my way
Here I'll stay
so the lawyers say.
 

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