Be real – Never fake it!

As a tribute to my Grandma who died yesterday, and who always believed in being her authentic self, I have written this poem to inspire you.

Sandra Bellamy's Grandma









It doesn’t matter where you are, or what you do,

Just ensure, you are being you.

Your life is your own, it’s what you make it,

Be real, never fake it.


If you what to laugh, laugh,

If you want to cry, cry,

If you want to be a bit crazy,

Do it before you die.


Sing in the moment,

Dance in a daze,

Look around you,

Feel Amazed.


Be your authentic self

No matter what.

Be grateful in life,

For what you‘ve got.


Don’t be afraid to show who you are,

You’ll attract others from near and far.

Never lose sight of the quirky you,

Never stop, go and do.


Seize your moment,

Chase your dreams,

Dance in the rain

And catch sun beams.


Life is for living

The way you choose,

Doing what makes you happy

And keeps you amused.


Forget the past,

Embrace the now.

Chase your rainbows,

Follow your wow!


Be real,

Never fake it,

Pursue your dream

Until you create it.







About Quirky Books

Published Author of BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY TO GET BACK INTO WORK - AN A-Z 'HOW TO' GUIDE and How To Get Started With Twitter For Absolute Beginners, A Step-By-Step Guide and Asexual Perspectives 47 Asexual Stories: Love, Life and Sex, ACElebration of Asexual Diversity. In a nutshell, my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book is a complete A-Z system for getting back into work, and a comprehensive guide about how you can recover from the devastating effects of redundancy to live the life of your dreams. Although this book is predominantly aimed at redundant workers, the content will prove equally useful to jobseekers or anyone looking to change careers for whatever reason. This book provides eighty benefits and covers twenty-six aspects of redundancy. It’s a system because each of the chapters is broken down into ‘5 components of redundancy’. You need to master all components in order to give you the best chance of success at getting back into work. Because this book takes a holistic view of redundancy, one of the key elements to master first of all is wellbeing skills, before progressing through exploring what options are available to you and later, learning the practical job skills. This book is different because it does not just focus on one element of redundancy, but on the many barriers you need to conquer if you are to successfully get back into work, I show you how to deal with the inner trauma and turmoil of being made redundant (health and wellbeing skills), before focusing on the practical elements such as job skills, and deciding on your future path. I have worked in management roles for seven years. Part of my management duties entailed interviewing, recruiting, training and coaching staff and I took part in every aspect of the recruitment process from placing the advert to completing staff inductions and training. I have also experienced the other side of the recruitment process, when I was applying for work and being interviewed for jobs whilst redundant. I have been made redundant twice and each time managed to successfully work my way back up the career ladder. It is from experience that I have gained insight into both points of view and I am able to help others. This book is the first Quirky Book that I published and it's under my own imprint of Quirky Books. It's unique and groundbreaking because it combines two genres, an A-Z Guide with a How To book. Each of its A-Z chapters is about an element of redundancy, and within each chapter it explains how to do things related to that element to break though your barriers of redundancy and beat your redundancy blues. That’s what makes it a quirky book. Buy it from Amazon UK: Buy it from Amazon USA: Like on Facebook You can view my quirkybooks writing blog at

Posted on June 14, 2014, in beat redundancy blues, Redundancy Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. It is a really beautiful poem Sandra

    • Thanks. Not sure the correct rhythm is there, but it rhymes so I just went with it to be my authentic self, in that moment.

      • It doesn’t matter about the rhythm. There are different names to different poem styles. The main thing is that it came from the heart.

      • I used to write ‘poems’ all the time, especially when I was young. I used to write verses in my Grandma’s card and other people’s, including elderly ladies. They used to love my poems but when I did a poetry workshop and got told about correct rhythm and rhyme, I felt I could no longer call them poems because they weren’t correct.

      • There is no “correct” or “incorrect” way of writing them. They come out as poems, or poetry. Both as good as each other.

      • I guess when I am feeling up to it, I will write some more. I believe I have had an increase in followers lately because of my poems/inspirational stuff that I have been posting.

      • Or maybe they they like your positivity 🙂 Or both. Or your positively good poems. Or your poetic positivity. Okay, I can’t see anywhere else to go with that

      • That made me laugh. It’s good and very positive. I need to laugh and smile right now as it’s the best medicine. Your comments are lovely.

      • Yay for comments. 😀 I was watching This Morning today, and they came out with a few groaners.

        What do you call someone else’s cheese?
        Nachos (Not yours)

      • Okay. It was a cheesy joke but it did make me laugh.

      • Haha Cheesy joke 😉

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