Welcome to the One Word At A Time Blog Carnival – this week’s word is: Madness.
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The Madness of Peter
There is an odd concept that creative genius and madness often go hand-in-hand.
The legend is that the creator of the beautiful Neuschwanstein castle (pictured above), King Ludwig II of Bavaria, was in fact mad.
That’s a little difficult to prove since he was declared insane then died the next day, but let’s run with it like everyone else.
Freddie Mercury, the creative genius behind many of the songs performed by the band ‘Queen’ wrote a wonderful little piece titled, “I’m going slightly mad“. Not to be mean to him, but I suspect he might have been writing a little from personal experience. I mean, have you seen the way he dressed?
So, since I often wonder if I’m going slightly mad myself, I thought I’d have a crack at being creative and see if I’m secretly a mad genius.
What do you think, madness or just, umm, madness?
My birthday is coming soon
I hope you’ve all remembered.
It’s the most exciting day of the year
…at least until December
I really cannot understand
Why folk don’t get excited,
I mean, what’s not to be excited about
It’s on calendars worldwide.
Seriously, it’s that special!
Right between the 6th and the 8th!
(yeah, so that verse didn’t rhyme or anything whatsoever but I can’t figure out how to fix it)
I see people all around
Who just look lifeless
Come on guys, get excited.
It’s time for birthday madness!
What do you think? Genius, or just total madness?