From the recording Before the Light Pt. 1
how many ways can I say that I love you before you understand?
how many words must be spoken before there is a meaning
how many lives must lost before you live
how many times must you lose before you win
how many ways can your heart be shattered before you get it right?
how many nights must we walk through the darkness before there is a light?
(Thanks to Lost Poets Anna Schaad, Jim Lindquist, and John Neighbor for their performances.)