[Peace Corps volunteers wanted]
Not unlike the dove that gave the olive fame
With diligent wings glides from land to land
The volunteer’s hope-seeped, motives stand
A mighty force with a core, whose flame
Is the imprisoned compassion, and in the name
Of service and understanding. Opens her hand
To send world-wide welcome; her mission
Unite cultures by seeing what’s different and the same.
“Keep power struggle, you greedy pomp!” cries she.
In many languages. “Give me your dreamers, your hopeful,
Your flexible adventurers yearning to breathe free,
The unsatisfied refuse of your corporate cubicle.
Send these, the determined, resilient to me,
I know the secret to the world’s pull!”
“Give me your unafraid, your mentally indomitable,
Your quivering intellectuals yearning to see,
The soul-seeking refuse of your successful label.
Send these, the patient, tempest-ready to me,
I send my call to all those who are able!”
“Give me your creative, your quick thinkers
Your unwavering looking to redefine prosperity
The motley refuse of your first-world tinkers
Send these, the sponges, life-long learners to me
I open my door to those who can be linkers!”