Poetic Prayers for India and More: Two Poems by Ruchi Chopra: “Lullabies” and “(peace) lilies”

Hello Peeps,

It’s been a while (well, years) I have posted anything new and worth sharing on the blog. Well, Life happens! I got busier with personal commitments and lifestyle blogging via my Instagram over the years. I took a sabbatical from the writing. Most of my friends and followers know my love for short verses and experimental poetry. Many of you have told me insistently over the years that how much you miss “Walk with me Series” and poems. Two of my experimental style poems on the format of Skinny were published recently in the skinny poetry journal.

These poems published recently on the TSPJ were evocative of the current situations- first, the Pandemic and second, the gun violence/hatred news overflow and images.

The current situation in India is distressing and heartbreaking on all fronts. The disturbing images floating on the net of the graveyards and Ganges River where unclaimed bodies were just left in shallow graves, thousands of news snippets, and significant headlines were too heartbreaking to take it in. “Lullabies” is a response to such a problem we all find ourselves in these days. And, (peace) lilies is a response to gun violence/hatred.

About TSPJ- It was a great experience connecting with Truth Thomas, the editor-in-chief and creator of the Skinny- poems over email. If you want to know more about Skinnys and Truth Thomas, visit this link-

I look forward to reading your comments, thoughts, and feedback with me for the poems, blog, and anything in general if you want to share with me. I promise to update the blog for news, happenings, and revisions/edits/rewind (Life) in general.
Stay tuned! Thanks a bunch for supporting, liking, and following me along the journey (Life).

Be well,
Let’s keep praying for peace, harmony, and solidarity.

The Skinny Poetry Nation

Photo by Ruchi Chopra


from the Ganges River exhumed dumped corpses, foraging, pending lullabies.
exhumed, pending lullabies, foraging dumped corpses from the Ganges River.

Ruchi Chopra

Victims of coronavirus are cremated on the banks of the Ganges river in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh – Courtesy of REUTERS – 5/10/21

(peace) lilies

(peace) lilies unfurl from the chaos.
unfurl (peace) lilies from the chaos.

Ruchi Chopra


Ruchi Chopra is a poet, social media influencer, and former journalist. Born and raised in India, Ruchi now lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her family. She is a bilingual writer and enjoys reading, writing experimental poetry, and non-fiction. Chopra explores different mediums of creative self-expression through photography, writing, recycled crafts, and collages.

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