About paulus


Hi, I'm Paul, a Dutch guy, living in Germany with kids and dog.

Paul van Wouwen
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kalkar, Germany
Local Time:
23 Jun 2021 05:31
I love to read, particularly fantasy and scifi, paint, enjoy nature and of course I love my kids. From time to time I feel the need to jot down some words and publish them here. Feel free to leave a comment on them. Though life isn't always a party, I firmly try to stick to the motto from a song by Monty Python: If life seems jolly rotten, there's something you've forgotten, and that's to laugh and dance and smile and sing!

Even in the darkest hole, I´ll always try to look at the bright side of life. It works, I´m still here after all.
Favorite Books:
Anything from Tolkien, Zelazny, Silverberg, Vance and anyone else who writes a good story. And that includes some very talented authors here on storiesspace
Favorite Authors:
I believe I already mentioned a few, but I can't not mention The_Enchantress, Thodinjotenskagen, Rolandlytle, Darkniciad, Rebellious Soul, Sherzahd and many more on storiesspace. And I'm discovering new treasures here almost every day.
Favorite Movies:
The Rings and the Hobbit movies, Avatar, the Star Wars movies (the six episodes, not the animated ones), 2001 A Space Odyssey
Favourite TV Shows:
Bones, The Avatar (legend of Aang), Unforgettable, the Simpsons, Spongebob and House MD.
Favorite Music:
Almost everything, from Sepultura to Pavarotti, from the Dubliners to Tiesto and from Mike Oldfield to Bach.


Date Joined:
03 Dec 2013
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Topic: who would you light a candle for
Posted: 20 Aug 2016 04:26

For Tom... fly high my amazing friend, though no doubt you are already making the most of your next adventure... rocking with Bowie, dressing up with Prince and sharing a smoke with Marley.
You'll take the heavens by storm and love every minute of it! I'm light one with you, and for you

Topic: I am
Posted: 20 Aug 2016 02:05

I am... I'm not really sure what I am right now. Numb is perhaps the best way to describe it, I suppose.
On Wednesday afternoon I lost a very good lifelong friend. His untimely death has left us all in shock, and is still sinking in. It's hard to think I will never talk to him again, hear his voice, spend hours discussing anything and everything, share his enthusiasm for the weird, the wonderful and everything in between, his zest for life.
The world really has lost a very bright light, a man of integrity, and above all, a true gentleman and a beautiful soul. My sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 20 Aug 2016 02:03

I'm tired now, it's time to recline
Though I wish 't was with someone to hold
A loved one, who really was mine
Oh I hate that my bed has grown cold

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 04 May 2016 15:32

Are you sure Ginger? Last time I looked, it was me...

Topic: Drop Letter - Add Letter
Posted: 04 May 2016 10:27

Crush - Churn

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 04 May 2016 10:25

Beauty is deeper than skin

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 04 May 2016 10:23

For some, the line ends too soon....

Topic: The Most Cerebral Forum Game Ever!
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 11:25


Your bank account is empty, but so are your freezer, your fridge and your cupboards...

Topic: Ask and Answer
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 11:15

Yes, I do. Fresh herbs to spice up our meals, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currants and olives (and geraniums too)

Do you like to cook?

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 10:17

But what can i do, my hearts been shot by cupid
And I've been consumed by my undying love since that day
It's a feeling that fills my heart and will not go away
Even though all my friends say I am wasting my time and it's stupid

But there isn't a day I don't think of how we two could play
All the acts of true love, all the things that would totally prove it
That you really are mine and there's nothing on earth that can stop it
That you're in my life now forever and ever to stay

Reality bites me when I have to open my eyes
And I look and I see that you'll never be more than a friend
Oh why can't I listen to friends who are giving advice

But inside of me everything pulls up a wall to prevent
That a piece of my heart stops believing in chances and dies
For my love for him will be a part of me until the end

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Roses for him, roses for her

If you love him: Roses are red and daisies are white grab hold of your loved one and hold him real tight for time passes quicky so try not to miss any chance that you get for a hug or a kiss If you love her: Roses are red oh yes, roses are red let her know that you love her every chance that you get for your life rushes by father time does not care so savour those wonderful moments...

Added 28 May 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 17 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,349 | 16 Comments

Mother and wife

That her God always hears That is what she believes And that helps her and comforts her Because she grieves For the loss of her loved ones Both her husband and son Who had died in september of 2001 They were firemen  Rescuing folks from the towers And when they collapsed She had waited for hours She had prayed every minute But too soon it was clear That fate had...

Added 11 Apr 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,518 | 6 Comments


At his side, where she belongs That other woman lies And in her nightmares and her dreams That other woman dies More than a hundred different ways With bullets, poison, knives But in her nightmares and her dreams She has a thousand lives Yet when they meet she bows her head Afraid to show the hate That feeds her nightmares and her dreams And leads her to her fate Back...

Added 10 Apr 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.82 | Views 1,136 | 9 Comments

My rose

Roses are red like the blood in my veins it is also the color of the feeling that reigns over all other feelings that I always feel and I know in my heart that it still is as real as the day I first kissed you held you close in my arms you will always be my flame and my being still warms when I sense you around me when I feel that you're close I will love you forever you're...

Added 08 Apr 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,149 | 8 Comments


Fifteen years now, time went fast Childhood almost in the past Almost woman, beauty too Imagine boys are chasing you Time is nearing, without doubt That you're wanting to go out A scary thought, my little girl Your beauty shining like a pearl Out there where I cannot protect I'll have to trust you, that's a fact It's hard to deal with, but I know I'll have to practice letting go We've tried...

Added 04 Apr 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 1,545 | 6 Comments


Sleep where are you I need you now You elusive jerk Every time I close my eyes My brain starts work Neurons buzzing In my head Processing thought Unrelenting No intermission Never without I have to find you To silence my braincells Before I'm all messed Sleep where are you I need you now Grant me some rest...

Added 21 Mar 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,180 | 9 Comments


He's struggling hard to get outside He really does not want to hide But something keeps him out of sight Behind a concrete wall He's always trying to express And looks for words without success Each time he tries it's just a mess That makes no sense at all He looks for holes he can go through He's desperate to speak to you Yet caught inside without a clue He wants to run amok I wish that...

Added 17 Mar 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 953 | 6 Comments

A lonely man's Valentine's Day

I guess it will be A waste of good money To buy you those roses They will wither away You'll never come back to me So I'll just leave them And I'll buy me a bottle So the ghosts will not stay And maybe I'll sleep Once that I've seen the bottom And just maybe those dreams Will not haunt me tonight If they do I'll just buy me Another cheap whiskey Just to help me forget For I'm loosing this fight...

Added 26 Feb 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 4.75 | Views 1,033 | 8 Comments

About a flower

Witch's thimbles, Dead man's bells Sound like words from ancient spells Bloody fingers, Lady's glove Witches tend to like the stuff Fairy fingers, Fairy caps Things from fairytales perhaps Everywhere an other name Yet they all speak of the same Fairies love them, 's often said And like to use them as a hat Ointments, once by witches made Could make you hallucinate It...

Added 21 Feb 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,416 | 7 Comments

The parrot with no legs

One day a married businessman Thought of everything he had There was only one thing missing and that was a lovely pet So he strolled down to the petshop Where a parrot caught his eye Without legs it still sat firmly And that made him wonder why When he asked the bird what held him Without legs upon that stick The smart parrot said: "My thingy wraps around and that's the trick" "And I'm...

Added 27 Jan 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.91 | Views 808 | 10 Comments

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Have a great birthday, Paul. :)
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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Returning .. enjoy let's catch up
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