Vanquished

Vanquished short poem

Uploaded by Jamin Benjamin


That was it.
Everything he said made sense to me.

Not the content of the presentation,
The nature of the delivery.

Outside of jealousies,
Around common practices,
Ground breaking, no less,
A salesman beyond confidence.

It wasn’t about town and country,
The pain dwelling behind,
Every advertisement he lost,
A new nail by which to abide.

Narrow eyes kept harrowing focus,
On how to fill a prescription,
When unwell gloomy or porous,
Success didn’t depend on his diction.

Not one of a hundred colors in a box,
Earnestness defeated by his talent,
Industrious in solitude,
And sounding sweeter to every client.

His Medication was to lead,
Not a symptom of illness,
Some Casanova at the seams,
Blessings disguised as personal madness.

Every listening ear,
No matter what they came with,
Had their doubts realigned, daring him,
Until his needs were vanquished.

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Jamin Benjamin

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Worked for Habitat for Humanity for six years in Texas and California. Went to school for Business Management and Global Business Management, having been in a management position since the age of 20.Writing and acting started in high school when took on role of Drama President at Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, CA and would write, cast, and do stage production for all types of shows from musicals, comedies, dramas, and talent shows. Started writing skits, scripts, poetry, lyrics, and more at an early age. Ultimately would like to become a screen writer, publish a few books.
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