Canticle 1- Called

This is the first in a series of poems inspired by the TV series “Carnivale”.
It’s from Brother Justin’s POV and is my take on his thoughts at the end of “After The Ball Is Over”.


He has spoken
Given me a mission
A purpose
Set me on the path
This place
Once a den of sin
Now will be reborn
A shining temple
A home
My new congregation
The flock I was chosen to lead
I have been called
I have answered
This is where it all begins
My time is now
I have been given talents
I will not let them go to waste
I am ready
I know what I must do.