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For Abecedarian Challenge

By Babs IversonPublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Ivo Lukacovic on Unsplash

Aviator, Amelia Earhart who

Back in 1937, attempted to fly around the world. Before that date, she was the first female to

Cross the Atlantic.

During the first

Ever attempt by a

Female pilot who would have been the first woman to fly the circumference of the earth was lost.

Going from Lae, Papua New Guinea to


Island and

Just 7,000 miles to go, searchers

Knew that the plane was a

Lockheed 10-E Electra and

Managing her

Navigation was Noonan. They started from

Oakland, California. She was a

Popular public figure


Radio signals were sent but didn't connect with officials. However, there were claims that

Signals reached civilians in the United States.

Territory searched

Unable to locate searching for decades. no


What happened to the plane is unknown.

X-rays were used on bones for forensic imaging.

Years have passed

Zealous for confirmation of the lost plane.

Author's notes: Tonight, the possible sighting of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra made national news. This was my inspiration for the poem.

Recently, watched AMELIA -THE MOVIE In addition, reviewed the online links below.



Note: March is National Women's History Month!


About the Creator

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  • Vicki Lawana Trusselli 2 days ago


  • 💓💓💓

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    What a fantastic piece, Babs!! I've always admired and been a little obsessed with the mystery of her disappearance. Such a cool way to honor her and quite impressive that you got all the letters to fit!!

  • Naomi Gold4 months ago

    Babs you are so talented! Abecedarians are quite challenging, but you stuck to the structured form while telling a story with a free flow to it. Lovely tribute and impressive poem all in one!

  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    Nice!! Great subject based on the current news and Abecedarian! Time will tell on her. ❤️

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    There was a possible sighting, great. I always hoped she had run away and lived a romantic life somewhere. But, that would not have been like her, too independent and exciting. Oh well. Love stories about her, great one Babs,

  • Grz Colm4 months ago

    Great tribute Babs. Sad but fascinating story! ☺️👍

  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    Such a good topic! Is this entered in both challenges?

  • Jay Kantor4 months ago

    Dear Babs - 'Oakland' is a very different place since Amelia's launch. - Very Sad to say - I always learn so much re; History often forgotten from you. I love your reach-backs. J in l.a.

  • Oh I didn't know about the possible sighting! I gotta Google about it. Loved your Abecedarian!

  • I really like your historical abecedarians

  • A nice tribute to one of the great women & mysteries of our time.

  • Sid Aaron Hirji5 months ago

    learned something

  • Shirley Belk5 months ago

    Brilliant!!!! Bravo :)

  • Hannah Moore5 months ago

    Did they? I missed those headlines! My son once said she reminded him of me when he learnt about her in school. Never been so flattered in my life.

  • Tiffany Gordon 5 months ago

    Fabulous work! Brilliant execution Babs!

  • C. H. Richard5 months ago

    A history lesson as well as a poem❤️ Love it❤️ I will have to check out the movie too. I have always been interested in what happened to her. Great job!

  • Daphsam5 months ago

    This is a fantastic poem about the legendary Amelia Earhart. You did this beautifully. 

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