In My Life and My Imagination

I have tried over, and over, and over
And there is no other way
Is no other way
Is no other waay-ayy!
There is No Other Way
I can live without You!

Yesterday, when I was Young
These were the songs not waiting to be sung
https://youtu.be/JGk7PG3gRXY
It was the year after the day I awoke
Wednesday, May 13 1959 at 4:30 am

On that day, The New York Times reported
"Congress Considers Legislation to Send Negroes Back to Africa on Cruise Liners"
Today is Monday, January 31, 2022.

There is a Black Man Running to Unseat a Sitting US Congressman named James "Big Jim" Clyburn.
He has been a Black Congressman for 30 years
And yet, his Black Constituents-- a combination of eligible-but-unregistered VOTERS OF MANY COLORS, registered-but-non-voting VOTERS OF MANY COLORS, and registered and voting VOTERS OF MANY COLORS have all suffered from lack.
YES, they have suffered in remote rural areas by going without public transit to South Carolina hospitals that might or might not have served some or none of those THREE CONSTITUENT GROUPS I mentioned previously.

IN all the years Big Jim has been the democratically elected Representative of ALL THE PEOPLE OF MANY COLORS in his gerrymandered voting district to ensure a majority of registered Black voters could elect a Black Man to the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FROM THE PALMETTO STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

US Congressman James Big Jim Clyburn, a closeted(?) honorary member of the Catawba Tribe of Native American Indians, drafted and passed legislation that built generational wealth for the Catawba Indians who, once upon a time, quiet as it is still kept, owned slaves imported from the Continent of Africa.

As it happens so often in the Post-POTUS45 ERA, in the Midst of a Global Public Health Crisis that has taken the lives, mostly, of THE PEOPLE OF MANY COLORS, the Academic Guilds of Archaeologists, Sociologists, and Geologists, among others, have proven that the oldest known human beings on Planet Earth chose to walk OUT OF AFRICA ( including Madagscar, by the way) to explore and settle the then-connected land mass in places now known as The Middle East, Afghanistan, Turkmemistan, Uzhbeckistan, Pakistan, Tibet, India, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and the Pacific Rim (The Phllippines Islands, the Islands of Japan, The Hawaiian Island Chain, Guam, The Marshall Islands, The Galapagos Islands, South and North Korea, Taiwan Island, Hong Kong, and The Peoples Republic of China, , Mongolia), and the then-named (in 1959) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

By the way, in day-to-day lived reality, the USSR had only ever been a series of Czars, Czarinas, and or Fascist Dictators with a State Religious milieu of Russian Orthodox, Jewish Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Holy Roman Catholic, and Ancient Pagan and or Wiccan spirituality practitioners. There are places I have left out of this list. It is, fortunately, not an exhaustive list, so no one can ever truly be unrecognized as long as curious human beings are free to do further research and study to make sure future lists are complete.

Our African Continent Of Predominantly Agrarian Communities settled the remainder of Planet Earth's landmass. That single sentence includes: The American Continent: The Arctic, the Canadian Commonwealth, The 48 Contiguous States of the United States of America, Cuba and the Carribean Archcipalago, Mexico, Latin America, South America, and Antarctica, and Greenland Island. Iceland.

Last, yet by no means, least, our common seminal ancestors walked OUT OF AFRICA, exploring and settling the following: The Archipelago of the British Isles ( Ireland, Scotland/England/Wales)
Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar - a.k.a. the Iberian Peninsula. Just like that song depicting the human skeleton, the Iberian Peninsula is still connected to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Sicily Island. Turkey, Jordan, Syria, The Modern State of Israel, The Palestinian State, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, too. Once again, this remains an incomplete list. Thankfully, for some infinite anount of time, the freedom of future generations, through scholarship and research will be able to add to this list, which is not exhaustive.

So I ask you, why do the nations, e.g., Russia, USA and or USA, CHINA ( mainland R.O.C.) so furiously rage together? And why do the people, called together, alltogether GOOD, for such a time as this, still imagine a vain thing?

Dear Stephen Betts, Stephen Uyechi, Steven Berman, Richard Velon, Louis Van Hefter, John Asto, Jason Moses Hall, Rob Mann Wherley, Warren Lawson, Jeff Jones, Jeffrey Sterling, Harry Hazelwood, Lovell Nash, Jr, Christopher Goldbin, and Ervin Munro, meet Richard D. Wolff, Timothy Snyder, Gordon Allport, Danielle S. Allen, Anand Giridharadas, Umair Haque, Peter Joseph, Jane Elliott, Toni Morrison, bell hooks, Angela Yvonne Davis, Tacoma McKnight Jackson, Joyce Mae Slay, May Walker, Patricia Ann Walker Zina Jacque, Andre Bell, Annie Mae Walker,Johnnie Walker Alexander, Linda Denise Alexander, Thomas Merritt Alexander II, Mamye Alexander Gardner, Carrie Celia Walker Banty, Joe Mark Nickerson, Joe Louis Nickerson, Talmadge "Tackhead" Nickerson, Gloria Jackson, Cousin Gert, Cousin Lucy, Ms. Mary Bates, Lisa Ferguson, Deborah Nickerson, Nedra, Nickerson Gordon, Claudette Nickerson Charles, Elise Nickerson, Christopher Charles, David Charles, Virgilio Charles, Derek Bell, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Glenda Hicks, Trevor Noah, W. Kamau Bell, Matthew Cooke, Andrew Fried, Katie A. King, Dane Lillegard, Jordan Wynn, Sarina Roma, Vinnie Malhotra, Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan

Thankfully, for some infinite anount of time, the freedom of future generations, through scholarship and research will be able to add to this list, which is not exhaustive.

Note well that I have now officially confirmed a short list of people connected to Vernon Prescott Nickerson, Schoolcoach that establish how we are still all at one time and across time brought together in my imagination and therefore in real life.

So again I ask, pleading, nay begging to know:
Why do the nations, e.g., Russia, USA and or USA, CHINA ( mainland R.O.C.) so furiously rage together? And why do the people, called together, alltogether GOOD, for such a time as this, still imagine a vain thing?

If I remind all of you that without Federal legislation to secure US VOTING RIGHTS and pass the original ten trillion dollar-plus Build Back Better Infrastructure Bill and somehow, take 100% of the money out of our electoral processes with a laser-like focus on ending poverty, ending homelessness, and implementing a Universal Basic Income and the too long overdue reparations equivalent in 2022 US dollars to 40 acres and a mule to my Black American forebears I have no idea if any of us will matter by June or July of 2022, would any or all of you go and read what I've written on Medium.com?

I realize that in the greater grand scheme of things, I arise and go forth in a world that can do better and be better, I will always, to a greater extent be living alone as a celibate monk and writer, virtually invisible. But a few moments of your time and attention speaking out into the world might just take my beloved country Back from The Edge of Night, As The World Turns, and would be greatly appreciated.

I say, WE ARE STILL STRONGER, TOGETHER!

(C) VernonNickersonSchoolcoach 2022. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Imagination is funny
It makes a cloudy day sunny
Makes a bee think of honey
Just as I think of you

Imagination is crazy
Your whole perspective gets hazy
Starts you asking a daisy
What to do, what to do

Have you ever felt a gentle touch
And then a kiss, and then and then
Find it's only your imagination again

Oh well, imagination is silly
You go around willy nilly
For example I go around wanting you
And yet I can't imagine that you want me too

Have you ever felt a gentle touch
And then a kiss, and then and then
Find it's only your imagination again
And well, imagination is silly, willy nilly
For example I go around wanting you

And yet I can't imagine that you want me

I can't imagine that you want me

I can't imagine that you want me too

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen
Imagination lyrics © Bourne Co., Onyx Music Corporation, Marke-music Publishing Co., Inc.

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Vernon Nickerson

Vernon Nickerson

STOP ASSESS FACILITATE EDUCATE/EVOLVE/ EFFECT PERMANENT PEACE I Also am a minority advocate for humans choosing to be unconditionally loving. Be S.A.F.E.