Anthology

     Below are a collection of Jenny Lillard's written works which may include, but are not limited to: book excerpts, poetry, prose, song lyrics, and personal quotes.

“The kindness of strangers is one of the most powerful forces: It forces you to experience gratitude and appreciation for others in this wicked world we live. It forces you to experience the desire to reach out and pay it forward.” – JLL

Book excerpt, Jenny L. Lillard
Poetry – Abuse – Domestic Violence

โ€œWhat do you tell someone who expresses the intent to commit suicide? Do you not tell them, โ€˜๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎโ€™? Yet, what if the problem they are trying desperately to escape is far from temporary? If a fifteen year old utilities suicide as a means to escape the abuse she has experienced over half of her life, and there is no end of abuse in sight, โ€˜temporaryโ€™ is an irrelevant term.  ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ โ€˜๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ.โ€™โ€ – JLL

Memoir excerpt, Jenny L. Lillard.

โ€œYou have fought too many battles in your heart for people who would rather pull a trigger than take a bullet for you. Now is time to start fighting for yourself and let your mind breathe.โ€ – JLL

Book excerpt, Jenny L. Lillard
Poetry – Struggling – Depression – Despair

Do you know the cost of kindness toward a stranger? It’s 1 minute of your time to hold a door, 30 seconds to slow down so someone can merge in traffic, 5 seconds to smile and wave in passing. Whatever the cost may be, it’s A LOT LESS than the emotional toll life has taken on them.” – JLL

Book excerpt, Jenny L. Lillard