Anthology

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

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Poetry – Abuse – Narcissism

“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 – Death – Loss of Life
Poetry – Abuse – Domestic Violence

“What do you tell someone who expresses the intent to commit suicide? Do you not tell them, ‘𝘚𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮’? 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, ‘temporary’ is an irrelevant term.  𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 ‘𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺.’” – JLL

Memoir excerpt, Jenny L. Lillard.

“You 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.” – 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
Poetry – Sexual Abuse