20 Birthday Poems

Birthday poems to celebrate that special day! Find a collection of short poems that you can use in birthday cards for 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.

1. Funny Birthday Poems 2. Birthday Stress
3. Growing Old 4. Turning 30
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. What Is Your Age
11. Poem On Aging 12. Years May Go By
13. Another Year Older 14. To My Cousin On His Birthday
15. To My Mother On Her Birthday  

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  1. Birthday Greetings To You
    by 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. A Birthday Wish
    Poet: John Imrie

    Birthday greetings now I send,
    Full of gladness, love, and joy,
    May this year, my loving friend,
    Bring thee peace without alloy;
    Keep this token as a charm.
    Proof of Friendship ever dear,
    Fain would I shield thee from harm
    All this happy golden year!

  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 bom,
    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. 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!

  5. Once A Year
    by Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020

    Birthdays come but once a year
    A time for fun and lots of cheer
    For some they fear the day
    They don't want to get old and gray.

    Your age truly matters not
    What matters is your thoughts
    Live each day and celebrate life
    Stay positive when faced with strife.

    So be happy to see your birthday arrive
    You have another year and you're alive

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We hope you have found a birthday poem 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.

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