Paul du Plessis

Paul du Plessis

Paarl, South Africa
Paul du Plessis
Paarl, South Africa
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Biography
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 www.thedups.com has been influenced by his religious and spiritual journey. He lives in Bromley, Kent, with his wife, Margaret.
Popular Poems
1.
In Detention
Establishment challenger
Confronter extraordinaire
In a call for justice
That backfired on me.
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2.
Work Horse
Clip, clop,
With clods of earth rising
Behind the plough
Kicking over the traces
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3.
Journey From Babylon
Ziggurat star-gazers descend
Stepping down tiered balconies
Leaving Babylon’s babble
Scattered in a thousand tongues
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4.
Natural Selection
A divine presence settles on us
Above worm and bird, wombat and beetle
In the world of transmutation
Closely observed by explorer Darwin,
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5.
Credit Crunch Magnificat
Rumours rumble and elders mumble
But generations to come will say we’re blessed
As headlines preach gloom and newscasts doom
My spirit rejoices in God.
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