This is an Emergency


     by Philip Norton aka Preachermansays

Ladies and Gentlemen. Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention please. 

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. This is not a test. 

This is an actual Emergency. The world is not going to end today. 

I repeat. The world is not going to end today. 

You must get out of bed. 


The dogs are still barking for wishbones. 

The cats are still tugging on heart strings. 

The dreams are still perched on the horizon 

like ducks on a fence. 

This is an Emergency; it’s just another day. 


Old Walt dances with a memory of garter belt; 

says it keeps his hopes up. 

The journey of a thousand miles 

begins with desire. 

The quick brown dog humps the lazy fox, 

because he knows that this is an emergency. 

It’s just another day. 


So staple your eyelids open. 

Steal all the faith you can lay your soul upon. 

Sink defiantly. Sink slow. 

Believe in your insanity. Invest in your inanity. 

Place your hand over your heart and repeat after me, 

I am still here

Because, this is an Emergency; 

it’s just another day. So do not wait. 


So, do not wait. No sir, do not wait 

for time to tap you on the shoulder 

and ask you to dance. 

Tease the moment next to you. 

Slide The Dress of The Now off your shoulder. 

Show a bit of vulnerable skin.

 Look the future in the eye, 

and say, take me I’m yours

Then lick you lips. Bat your eyes. 

Bait your breath. Tempt your Fate. 

And tempt it like you mean it. 

Because, this is an Emergency people; 

it’s just another day. 

It’s just another day. 


This is It. We are Here. 

This is it people; we are here.

So spread out your blanket on this little 

patch of the universe and 

picnic for all you are worth. 

Picnic with your potions and your notions. 

Picnic with your unsung devotions. 

Picnic until the cows come home. 

And when they do, invite them to join you. 

Ask them to teach you about their 

divine, bovine sense of un-urgency, 

because this is an Emergency; 

it’s just another day. 

It’s just another day. 


Okay now people, place your hand over your heart 

and repeat after me. 

Come on. Place your hand over your heart, 

and repeat after me, 

Boom Ba Boom. Boom Ba Boom. 

Boom Ba Boom. Boom Ba Boom.

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