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I saw a post it made me think of this. Where were you?

So where were you when the world stopped turning?

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below

Did you burst out in pride
For the red white and blue
The heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself to what really matters


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hot-mama86

Asked by hot-mama86 at 1:18 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I'm just a singer of simple songs
    I'm not a real political man
    I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
    The difference in Iraq and Iran
    But I know Jesus and I talk to God
    And I remember this from when I was young
    Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
    And the greatest is love

    Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
    Teaching a class full of innocent children
    Driving down some cold interstate
    Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
    In a crowded room did you feel alone
    Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
    Did you dust off that bible at home
    Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
    Close your eyes and not go to sleep
    Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
    Speak with some stranger on the street
    Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
    Go out and buy you a gun
    Did you turn o
    hot-mama86

    Comment by hot-mama86 (original poster) at 1:19 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
    Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
    Stand in line and give your own blood
    Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
    Thank God you had somebody to love

    I'm just a singer of simple songs
    I'm not a real political man
    I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
    The difference in Iraq and Iran
    But I know Jesus and I talk to God
    And I remember this from when I was young
    Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
    And the greatest is love

    I'm just a singer of simple songs
    I'm not a real political man
    I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
    The difference in Iraq and Iran
    But I know Jesus and I talk to God
    And I remember this from when I was young
    Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
    And the greatest is love

    The greatest is love
    The greatest is love
    hot-mama86

    Comment by hot-mama86 (original poster) at 1:20 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I rather not talk about it!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 1:20 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I was 14 and sitting in a hospital in Atlanta with my mother (my father and little sister were also there) who was having brain surgery. She had lun g cancer which spread to her brain. I had actually been in New York the weekend before for my best friends birthday. I have pictures of us next to the world trade centers. We were watching the news and saw a the story about a plain hitting the tower and then saw the second plain hit.
    laciD

    Answer by laciD at 1:21 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I was at a local hospital maternity ward, I use to work there taken newborn pictures, I will never forget that day!
    older

    Answer by older at 1:24 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I was sleeping. I woke up to Howard Stern talking about it and thought he was making a really bad joke.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:25 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I was in homeroom in 7th grade. I thought I misunderstood what they announced over the overhead. I thought they said tourist instead of terrorist. I was very naive
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 1:27 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I was on my way to class for college, I didn't see what the big deal was. I didn't know terrorist had hijacked the planes, I thought it was just a crash and fire. I have matured so much since then.
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 1:28 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I had just gotten in to work at a mortgage company when my boss started running around freaking out. I had no idea what was going on. We went downstairs to the bank's break room and watched the news coverage. I remember seeing the first tower collapse on tv. We watched the news coverage for quite a while until my bosses just told everyone to get back to work.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:29 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I figure I'll answer my own question. I was getting ready for school in tenth grade when my dad called me down stairs to look at the broadcast. I just sat down and cried we didn't know if my uncle was still in the towers. Ended up he was, he died saving a couple kids after wards returning to never come back out. Then I went to school. Defended my teacher who got attacked for being Muslim, she lost her brother who was flying out for her sons b-day. My friends and I went to church for the time in years for a candle lighting and that night we all walked up and down the streets with candles. It was a horrible day. However it brought unity to our country. For the most part we forgot the hate we had for each other. That was the only light it gave, that we can unite if we need to.





    hot-mama86

    Comment by hot-mama86 (original poster) at 1:30 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

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