We will conspire to keep this blue dot floating and alive,
To keep the soldiers from gunning down the children,

To make the water clean and clear and plentiful,
To put food on everybody’s table and hope in their hearts.

We will conspire to find new ways to say
People matter. This conspiracy will be bold.

Everyone in this conspiracy will dance
At wholly inappropriate times and places.

They will burst out singing non-patriotic songs.
Anyone can join this conspiracy, anyone.

It will be a conspiracy of, by and for the people
And the not-so-secret password will be Peace.

* David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation(www.wagingpeace.org). He is the editor of Hope in a Dark Time (Capra Press, 2003).