Yes, "owed" is spelled that way on purpose.
So this has nothing to do with the poem but I just read the coolest thing and thought you and the visitors to your site would be just the people to tell. Maybe I'm a bit behind the news but I just read that people are sending flowers to random couples waiting on line in SF to get married. How sweet is that! And the little flower shop is getting overwhelmed with requests. Just makes you feel good about peoplekind.
Found via Chicago Red: http://revspork.blogs.com/chgored_girl_editor/. Original article: http://www.livejournal.com/community/twin_cities/517426.html#cutid1