Title:  The Survivor

Author:   ilerlily
Category:   Life
Keywords:  captive, abuse, shunned, survival

Views: ( 317 )

(in the Southwest, 1870s)

She was taken by Apaches, and taken, and taken,
She was beaten, she was tortured, and taunted,
She became a wild thing, a survivor,
Still, she became as a demon that haunted.

She was retaken by white men, and taunted,
She was a wild thing, and better off dead,
As a survivor, they deemed her improper,
And unfit, as a woman, to wed.

She had to survive in a barroom,
As a place that was fit for her kind,
She was tortured and taken and taken,
And they judged she was weak in the mind.

Beverly Hearn Cook

Comments on "The Survivor"
This poem has no comments yet.