'Elena' (Twice Raped)
Born 1830 "Elena De Magdalena" in Mexico
by Ray Lucero
Was kidnapped by Comanches at age nine or ten
At 13 she married a war chief named Ebi Pui
She was seen by Comanchero traders now n' then
At age 18 Elena was rescued by Mexican soldiers
Who had surprised her captors one early morn
She was taken back to her Mexican family
Where she was met with disdain n' with scorn
"Why did you not fight them or kill yourself"
Elena's grandfather said in a loud cry
"Grandfather sometimes it takes,
More courage to live than to die"