35 Birthday Poems

Birthday poems and short rhymes to celebrate that special day! Find a collection of short poems, verses, and rhymes that you can use in birthday greetings, and to send wishes to the person who is having a birthday.

Birthdays are a time of reflection, looking back over the past years. Memories, both positive and negative are remembered. Lessons learned and not learned are thought about. But, a birthday is a day to be celebrated and look ahead to the future. A time to set goals, and achieve dreams. Encourage the birthday person to be all that they can be by celebrating this special day with them, send them one of our short poems and rhymes to wish them a Happy Birthday and mark the day! You may also find words to celebrate in our
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Collections of Poems & Birthday Rhymes To Celebrate The Day:
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3. Religious Birthday Poems 4. Turning 30 Poems
5. Birthday Celebration Poems 6. Birthday Poem For Friend
7. Happy Birthday To My Brother 8. Birthday Poems For Mom
9. Happy Birthday Baby Girl or Boy 10. Middle Age Poems
11. Roses Are Red Birthday Poems 12. Birthday Poems To My Son
13. Growing Old Poems 14. Famous Birthday Poems
15. 60th Birthday Poems 16. Happy Birthday Poems Daughter

Popular Happy Birthday Poems and Rhymes to Share:
  1. Birthday Greetings To You
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2015

    This is the anniversary of the day you were born
    There is no reason for you to scorn
    A day for a party, presents, and gifts
    We hope this day gives you a lift

    Always remember age is only a date
    And you determine your own fate
    I wish you happiness and joy in life
    And many more birthdays to bring you delight

  2. Birthday Blessings and Wishes
    Birthday Blessings and Wishes

  3. Birthday Thoughts
    Poet: Unknown

    At twenty-five — at twenty-five,
    The heart should not be cold;
    It still is young in deeds to strive,
    Though half life's tale be told;
    And Fame should keep its youth alive,
    If Love would make it old.

    But mine is like that plant which grew
    And wither'd in a night,
    Which from the skies of midnight drew
    Its ripening and its blight —
    Matured in Heaven's tears of dew,
    And faded ere her light.

    Its hues, in sorrow's darkness born
    In tears were foster'd first;
    Its powers, from passion's frenzy drawn,
    In passion's gloom were nurs'd —
    And perishing ere manhood's dawn.
    Did prematurely burst

    Yet all I've learnt from hours rife
    With painful brooding here
    Is that, amid this mortal strife.
    The lapse of every year
    But takes away a hope from life,
    And adds to death a fear.

  4. My Birthday
    Poet: Julia C. R. Dorr

    My birthday! "How many years ago?
    Twenty or thirty?" Don't ask me!
    "Forty or fifty?" How can I tell?
    I do not remember my birth, you see!

    But — how old am I? You must tell.
    Just as old as I seem to you!
    Nor shall I a day older be
    While life remaineth and love is true!

  5. Never Take For Granted
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    May we never take for granted the year we have
    May we thank God and be grateful and glad
    Look forward not back, be happy, not sad
    For this day, be thankful and be glad
    Lift your head and give thanks to God above
    And remember, you are loved.
    Happy Birthday To You!

  6. Wishing You
    Poet Unknown

    Here's wishing you a birthday
    That's happy through and through
    For you're so nice, that's just the kind
    That you're entitled to!

  7. A Birthday Rhyme For You
    by Kate Summers, © 2021

    This birthday rhyme is written for you
    Even though you're older don't be blue
    Wishing you a happy day
    One of laughter, love, and lots of play.
    Happy Birthday to you
    We love that is so true!

  8. Birthday Wake Up
    Poet Unknown

    Wake early this morning,
    Nor miss the grey dawning;
    Take this greeting from me
    As it goes straight to thee:
    May joy and gladness e'er be thine;
    And endless brightness round thee shine

  9. I Would
    Poet: Unknown

    I would flood your path with sunshine;
    I would fence you from all ill;
    I would crown you with all blessings
    If I could have my will.

    Aye! but human love may err, dear,
    And a Power All-Wise is near;
    So I only pray, God bless you,
    And God keep you through the year.

  10. Another Year
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Another year has rolled on by
    We sometimes say with a sigh
    But life is good and you are great
    We will celebrate, not wait.

    I have written this little rhyme
    Not to remind you of the time
    But just to say,
    Love you, Happy Birthday!

  11. Birthday Blessing
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Birthday blessings are prayed for you
    May God watch over all you do.
    He had a purpose just for you
    His love surrounds you, that is so true.

    The day you were born we gave thanks
    We shouted on the riverbanks
    A miracle we felt with you
    And a love that was so strong too.

    So Happy, happy birthday
    Many more to come your way.
    Celebrate, be happy, and thankful too
    We thank God for blessing us with you.

  12. We all have many blessings from God in our lives, we sometimes don't recognize them. But a person special to us celebrating a birthday is certainly a blessing. You may want to read these quotes about God's blessings to remind you to be thankful and appreciate each and every birthday that you and people in your life have.

  13. The Path of Time
    Poet: Unknown

    Dear, happy birthdays, how fair ye seem.
    Along the path of time:
    Foot-prints whereon sweet-heart flowers blow.
    By worldly storms unriven,
    That we may mark them as they go.
    And find our way to heaven,
    Bright as a flower may thy Birthday be.

  14. Sing Today
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Today may your phone ring
    And many people they will sing
    Happy Birthday to you
    As many best wishes you are due.

    May sunshine fill your day
    May you feel happy and okay
    And may next year bring
    Everything that makes you sing!

  15. happy birthday many good wishes to you!

  16. Birthdays Are A Time
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Birthdays are a time for reflection
    A time to stop and look at your direction
    The years pass quickly by
    That fact no one can deny.

    Birthdays are a time for family, friends, and celebration
    A time for laughter and conversation
    Appreciation is shown to you
    For all that you are and all that you do.

    Birthdays are a time to look forward
    A time to set the standard
    As life is meant to be lived each day
    To keep a balance in work and in play.

    So on this birthday, good things are wished for you
    Know, always we love you too
    So as you blow out the candles
    Remember, life will never give you more than you can handle.

  17. Our birthdays each year make us realize how fast life goes by. You may want to share one of our poems about life with the birthday person.

  18. Come And Go
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Birthdays will come and go
    But our love for you will always show
    How very much you mean to us
    So on your birthday, we will make a fuss.

    We celebrate this day with you
    We wish you happiness in all you do
    So may this little rhyme or two
    Wish a very Happy Birthday to you,

  19. Blessings and Happiness
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Blessings and happiness are sent your way
    From us to you we just want to say
    We just want to recognize you,
    All the things you say and do
    You are so special in every way
    The very best Happy Birthday!

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  21. Rainbows & Lollipops
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Rainbows and lollipops
    Sunshine and a bit of hip-hop
    Blue skies, not gray ones
    Are wished without question!

    Happiness and friendship
    Take away the hardship
    Of the age, you are about to turn
    The years have gone by, oh, how they churn.

    So whatever you do, don't dismay
    On this your birthday.

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  23. A Birthday Greeting
    Poet: M. E. F.

    What shall I wish thee for the coming year?
    Twelve months of dream-like ease? no care? no pain?
    Bright spring, calm summer, autumn without rain
    Of bitter tears? Wouldst have it thus, my friend?
    What lesson, then, were learnt at the year's end?

    What shall I wish thee, then? God knoweth well
    If I could have my way no shade of woe
    Should ever dim thy sunshine; but I know
    Strong courage is not learnt in happy sleep,
    Nor patience sweet by eyes that never weep.

    Ah, would my wishes were of more avail
    To keep from thee the many jars of life!
    Still let me wish thee courage for the strife,
    The happiness that comes of work well done,
    And, afterwards, the peace of victory won!

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  26. To My Mother On Her Birthday by Lillian E. Curtis

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We hope you have found a birthday poem or short rhymes that you can share with others. We all joke about the age of a person, especially as the years tick by. But all joking aside our wish is for good health, happiness, and success for the birthday boy or girl. Birthdays are a great time for joy and laughter, And, birthdays are a day to be recognized and celebrated, no matter what the age. Sending a greeting card or email or a text lets the person know you are thinking of them on their special day. Birthday wishes in the form of rhymes are a good way to express your thoughts and they have a jingle that will bring a smile to a person's face. You can personalize your greetings by adding the birthday person's name to the rhymes!

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