Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)?-- Part 4

Continued from (in order)  Tattooed On Your Soul, Not So Forgotten and Cooter's History Thing blogs (see the side bar Blogs I Follow).

On this, the 18th anniversary of the Day the World Stopped Turning.

By Alan Jackson


Where were you when the world stopped moving that September day?

Teaching a class full of innocent children   (In my case, I was.)

Or 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 your mother

And tell her you loved her?

Did you dust off the Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened

Close your eyes and not go to sleep?

Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages

Or speak to some stranger in the street?


How did Alan Jackson know I was teaching a class of seventh graders at John T. Magee Middle School in Round Lake, Illinois?

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