27 Birthday Poems

Find a large selection of birthday poems and short rhymes for the special people in your life to celebrate their special day! Collections of short poems, verses, and rhymes that you can use in birthday greetings, 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! Share a poem or a quote with the birthday person!

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  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 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 learn't 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.

  3. Birthday poems for your family:

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    Happy Birthday Poems Daughter

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  4. Think About This
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2021

    Think about  this I say
    Imagine if you didn't have another day
    Be thankful for the years you have had
    Don't let your age make you feel sad.

    If you're reaching a double-digit age
    Look to the heavens and give thanks today
    Many never see old age
    They don't get to turn the page.

    So no complaints or moans
    And definitely no groans
    Be happy you have seen another year
    Happy Birthday, celebrate and be of good cheer!

  5. May we never take for granted the year we have
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  6. 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!

  7. More Birthday poems for members of your family:

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  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. Think About This
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2021

    Think about this I say
    Imagine if you didn't have another day
    Be thankful for the years you have had
    Don't let your age make you feel sad.

    If you're reaching a double-digit age
    Look to the heavens and give thanks today
    Many never see old age
    They don't get to turn the page.

    So no complaints or moans
    And definitely no groans
    Be happy you have seen another year
    Celebrate and be of good cheer!

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  12. Fear of The Day of Their Birth
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Once a year some people fear
    The day of their birth.
    They don't want to know another year has past
    For them living on this earth.
    They fear a number that reflects their age
    They don't look forward to another stage.

    But look at you, full of life and raring to go
    Your age will never show.
    You are an inspiration to me.
    When I am your age I want to be,
    Just like you full of life and fun.
    You spread happiness as bright as the sun.

  13. 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.

  14. More Birthday poems for specific family members:

    Happy Birthday To My Brother

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  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. We all have many blessings from God in our lives, but we sometimes don't recognize them. But a person special to us celebrating a birthday is certainly a blessing.  Be thankful and appreciate each and every birthday that you and the people in your life have.

  19. The Path of Time
    Poet: Unknown

    Dear, happy birthdays, how fair ye seem.
    Along the path of time:
    Footprints 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.

  20. More Birthday poems:

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    Middle Age Poems

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  21. 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!

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  23. Marked By A Birthday
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    When do you become a senior, may I ask?
    Is it marked by a birthday, aged sixty-five?
    Or does time's essence weave an enigmatic mask,
    Hiding this transition with secrets alive?

    Is it the wrinkles etched upon your face?
    Or wisdom deepened within your soul's embrace?
    As life's journey unfolds, age becomes defined,
    A wistful semblance of stories aligned.

  24. 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 -
    It's a time to set the standard
    As life is meant to be lived each day
    To keep a balance between work and 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.

  25. Birthday Poems To Bring A Smile:

    Funny Birthday Poems

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    Funny Birthday Poems About Old Age

    Our birthdays each year make us realize how fast life goes by.

  26. 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,

  27. 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!

  28. More Birthday poems for your family:

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    Birthday Poems for Grandma

    Birthday Poems For Grandpa

  29. 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.

  30. What Will You Choose
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    As this birthday dawns, what will you choose?
    To count your blessings, or to sing the blues?
    Is it aging you fear, or the wisdom you gain,
    From the years you've lived, through joy and pain?

    Be grateful for the gift of growing older,
    For each new year, you become bolder.
    Life is better when gratitude leads the way,
    Cherishing each moment, come what may.

    None of us knows the years we will see,
    So give thanks today, and let your heart be free.
    Celebrate the privilege of another year,
    With love, joy, and a spirit of cheer.

  31. Sing and Dance
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    If I could sing, I'd sing a song
    But I would probably get the tune wrong.
    If I could dance, I'd dance a jig
    But to dance, well, I'm too big.

    But what I can do is send you this verse
    Cause singing and dancing would be worse.
    You know you mean the world to me
    And a Happy Birthday is what I want you to see.

  32. The Best To You
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    The time of year has come around
    To wish you a Happy Birthday
    Hard to believe the year has gone so fast
    But that is okay

    Be thankful for another year
    That God blessed you
    A year to celebrate and
    See it through

    Wishes for a great day and
    The best in the coming year
    Be happy, and celebrate as we
    Give you three cheers!

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  34. Happy For You
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    We are so happy for you
    As we love to celebrate you, too.
    Your birthday is a special occasion
    Even if finding out your age takes some persuasion.

    We laugh and tell some jokes
    We tell you, "you're with the old folks."
    But you know that we love you so
    By the number of candles on the cake, now blow.

  35. Happy Birthday, Teenager!
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    This birthday brings the teenage years
    Which makes you full of cheer.
    Enjoy each and every day
    Don't waste them in any way.
    Before you know it they will be gone
    And in your twenties, you will dawn.

  36. 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 learn't 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 learn't 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, afterward, the peace of victory won!

  37. Roses Are Red
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Roses are red, violets are blue
    Birthdays are sweet, but not as sweet as you.
    May your day be happy, and may sunshine surround you
    May the coming year be one where your dreams come true.
    Happy Birthday and best wishes to You!

  38. Happy Birthday To a Kid Friend
    Poet: Frank Earl Herrick

    Just twelve years old
    And good as gold,
    And clear and clean and shining
    As a big new star
    That we see afar
    With bright and silver lining!

    A clear-eyed boy
    Of mirth and joy
    And sunshine ever beaming,
    With face and eyes
    Like Summer skies
    With sun and blue seas gleaming!

    When the day dies
    May bright stars rise
    To watch above your slumbers,
    And dreams, all true,
    Abide with you
    In vast, uncounted numbers!

    And from the dawn
    Till day is gone
    May blessings never-ending
    Above you stand
    With open hand
    Or like a rainbow bending!

    My dear kid friend
    Today I send
    A forest full of flowers
    And wish for you
    A life of true
    And happy, golden hours!

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We hope you have found a birthday poem or short rhyme 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 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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