Monthly Archives: August 2012

“We” (a poetic attempt)

The wind whispers cyanide in my ear.
She is beautiful.
We’d forgotten what it meant to be alive.

They said the ground only quivered with impending catastrophe.
But we’d forgotten everything.

Insects fled the dirt, tried even to flee their hardened carapaces.
Birds dove from the sky.
Animals that could not swim sought out the rivers and lakes.
Men and women held their children tightly.

For what was coming, there would be no shelter.

The ground only quivered once more.

That is the story we were told,
Because we still don’t remember.

None now living remember Before.
There is only Now.
Only Today.
None living hope for a better Later.

We have forgotten the words Brighter and Tomorrow.

We are.
Simply and utterly.

Now the ground is silent.
Still.
Dead.

We are.

Simply.

Utterly.

Now.

We.

. . .

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The Owens Companies’ Diamonds in the Rough Fundraiser

Hey Guys and Gals!

I just wanted to take a couple minutes to again share some news about our Diamonds in the Rough fundraiser we at The Owens Companiesare doing for our at-risk youth programs.

The Owens Companies (Owens Educational Services and Owens & Associates) has grown to roughly 150 employees with locations in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, and Sioux City. We’re very excited to have expanded to the point where we can make a significant contribution back to the community that has nurtured us.

If you’re going to be around Omaha the weekend of August 25th, definitely stop by! (Lemon Fresh Day is playing at the event and the concert is open to the public, $5.00!!):

https://www.facebook.com/diamondsintheroughomaha

(We’re also doing a Poker Run, which is sponsored by Loess Hills Harley-Davidson, if that’s more your speed!!)

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