The sheet of paper
The Peace Corps recruitment poster
Glares down from the wall
It says they will have training
That it is an honor to serve
But still being afraid
Even though it has been the main goal
For many years
Being able to leave the life spent here
To venture into the great unknown
With only the bags carried across the globe
It’s lunacy
What can be done
When nothing is known
How can their lives be helped
By someone who knows nothing about them
That was what was thought
Before he was known
The volunteer
He said
That it would make a difference
To them
And to you
It would not be life as you know it
It would be life fulfilled
The application is filled out
The papers signed
As you stand
With bags packed ready for the great unknown

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