" 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 to have his work offered on inspirational products, similar to the very successful way in which 

the Footprints poem has been and has now had his inspirational writings featured on a series of wall plaques 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.

 They can also be purchased wholesale by retailers through asignofwisdom.com.


Richard's artwork has since been published in the United Kingdom's highest circulation business magazine for publishers, 

suppliers, buyers & retailers of greetings cards, Lema Publishing's Greetings Today Magazine, which not only included 

his insights on inspirational writing in their August 2011 issue's feature article on verse, sentiment & sympathy entitled;

 An Eloquent Send, but also referenced The Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William and his letter regarding Richard's poem  

 "A Mother's Work Is Never Done" 

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


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

and believes that his parables/inspirational illustrations 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 artwork to serve the bereavement market through their inclusion in registry books,

acknowledgment cards & service folders, but also on cremation urns & memorial plaques.


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 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 Parables Page.


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