Paul du Plessis

Rookie (3 July 1941 / Paarl, South Africa)

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Paul du Plessis is a retired physician who has spent most of his professional life working with The Salvation Army, in South Africa, Zambia, India and the United Kingdom.
Much of his poetry, published on has been influenced by his religious and spiritual journey. He lives in Bromley, Kent, with his wife, Margaret. more »

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In Detention

Establishment challenger
Confronter extraordinaire
In a call for justice
That backfired on me.

Baptising forerunner
Who set him on his way
Now silenced behind bars
With doubts creeping up on me.

Health restored; sight back;
The demon-possessed freed;
Prophecy fulfilled
But what of me?

Synagogue scroll in action
But prisoners still inside
Including me.

One last word about my cousin:
Violent hatred
Will come his way too
But certainly not from me.

John the Baptist responds to news about Jesus – Luke...

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