Hanging on to hope

The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But we’ll take our chances
Because God’s stopped keeping score
I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us all out to play
Turned his back and all God’s children
Crept out the back door

And it’s hard to love, there’s so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it’s much too late
Well maybe we should all be praying for time

George Michael
from “Praying for Time” on  Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1


In memory of George Michael, who died Sunday. The enigmatic English singer and songwriter rose to prominence in the 1980s and used his fame to support AIDS prevention and gay rights.