" A SENTIMENTAL VERSE IS LIKE A SONG, FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SING."

~ Richard Lawrence Belford ~

Inspirational Writer



Richard illustrates his writing with photography and had his inspirational illustrations first published

in the May 2007 issue of England's Max Publishing's Progressive Greetings Magazine. 


He also had his parables "A Mother's Work Is Never Done" and "God Only Knows"

published by Mountain Wings; " The world's largest inspirational email "

with over one million subscribers in a hundred and twenty-five countries.


Richard has always hoped his work could be offered on inspirational products, similar to the successful way the Footprints 

poem has been and has now had his inspirational writings featured on a series of 8.5" X 11" wall décor designed by; 

Reed Photo Art & Imaging inc.  

They can be previewed on this website's Product Gallery Page and are currently available for retail purchase at either 

signsforyourlife.com, amazon.com or by simply clicking on the Signs For Your Life Banners through-out this website, 

 retailers can purchase them wholesale in any size up to a maximum of 48" X 120" by registering at: asignofwisdom.com 


His writing has been published in the September 2010, January 2011, July 2011 and June 2012 issues 

of Mulberry Publication's Funeral Service Times. The United Kingdom's largest circulation funeral magazine

and his inspirational illustrations "If Not For You" and "Remember When" have both been published in 

Funerals Today Magazine, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


Richard would also like the privilege of providing some much needed solace to those in grief through his encouraging words

and believes that his parables can provide fresh choices to funeral stationery & memorial products, choices 

that cast a much more hopeful, encouraging and celebratory light, not on a person's death, but on their life.


He would not only like his writings to serve the bereavement market through their inclusion in acknowledgment cards, 

service folders & registry books, but also have Reed Photo Art & Imaging's wall plaques introduced as funeral home/office 

décor product that would create a more inviting funeral home environment for those seeking faith, comfort 

and hope during a most difficult time.


In May 2011 Richard sent his poem "A Mother's Work Is Never Done" to The Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William 

who replied from Saint James Palace thanking him for his thoughtful letter and beautiful poem. 

And In the spring of 2013 his artwork entitled; “In The Blink Of An Eye” was published on the 9/11 Memorial Artist’s Registry. 

" For additional information please visit this website's Testimonial Page "

Richard has also had his parables and inspirational illustrations published in a number of journals, magazines & periodicals,  

listed on this website's Publishing Credits Page and he invites you to view a selection of his writings on its Parable's Page.

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