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Birthday poems are the best birthday messages to choose when you think a simple birthday wish is not enough. Why a poem? There's something about birthday poems that make us want to read them over and over again.

In other words, poems are, as my Dad would always call anything important, keepers. And birthday poetry is, in my mind, the best kind of keepsake you can give family and friends.






Funny
Birthday Poems



YES, YOU'VE SEEN YOUNGER DAYS
By Kevin Nishmas

Original birthday Poems - Funny Birthday Poems

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You see your youth slipping away,
Yet you still think you look your best,
I'm here to tell you you're crazy,
Just put those delusions to rest.

The signs are there for you to see,
You don't have to look very far,
Don't freak out and bite my head off,
Simply admit how old you are.

You might say you're long in the tooth,
You prefer your food soft and tame,
Your days of eating steak are gone,
They're just a recipe for pain.  

It's time to forget about sex,
The ins and outs now leave a scar,
Your libido's seen better days,
Bending's the only thing getting hard.

You've certainly seen younger days,
But your past reads like a bad poem,
Carping Diem may seize the day
So can carpal tunnel syndrome.

Sleeping can be just a nightmare,
It's now your Achilles' heel,
Taking a nap anywhere helps,
Except those times behind the wheel. 

Your aches and pains are getting worse,
You feel and look just like hell,
BENGAY is now your BFF,
And the best cure for old man smell.

Dueling ailments is fun for you,
Playing it all day is a delight,
You think bowel movement duels stink,
Except when there's no throne in sight. 

You tend to forget names and faces,
Senior moments cause you mayhem,
You wish your friends would wear name tags,
But you always forget to ask them.

Now you love The Expendables,
But you're not zen with Billboard's charts,
You think pop music is just trash,
You crave the Beatles like an old fart.

You can no longer learn new tricks,
Yet you still feel like a swinger,
Don't let folks call you an old dawg,
Keep cool and give them the finger.




THERE ARE WORSE THINGS 
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems for Birthdays

So what if you're getting older,
There are worse things to be,
Like a goofy, pimply teenager,
With zero self-esteem.

 So what if you got a few wrinkles,
There are worse things to have,
Like a case of the twentysomethings,
And a room at Mom and Dad's.

To me, you're simply wonderful.
Everything about you is just right,
So have a happy birthday,
And let's party all night.




LIFE'S AS GOOD AS GOLD
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Poetry for Birthdays

Happy birthday!

Wow, another birthday is here.
What can I really say?
You look pretty good.
Even with a touch of gray. 

Your eyes are still so blue.
You're still so kind and mellow.
Your smile is just as infectious.
Even though your teeth are yellow.

Yes, this birthday is grand.
Your life's as good as gold. 
But you can't fool Mother Nature. 
You are still getting old.



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Sentimental
Birthday Poems


MY BROTHER I CALL HOME
By Kevin Nishmas

Dedicated to my brother

Birthday Poems - A Sentimental Birthday Poem for My Brother

You arrived before me,
Forged a path all alone,
You were, you are, the first,
My brother I call home.

You were once so distant,
An island all your own,
You soon came into view,
My brother I call home.

We grew ever closer,
Fleeing the unknown,
Bridging every gap,
My brother I call home.

With no walls between us,
With paths yet to roam,
With you I will travel,
My brother I call home.




EVEN WHEN
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Sentimental Birthday Poems

Even when I'm hanging by a thread,
And I don't want to let go at all,
I can still release my grip to fate,
Because I know you will catch my fall.

Even when I'm walking on thin ice,
And there's simply nowhere to run,
You take me to kinder, higher ground,
Where brave souls and wild hearts are one.

Even when I need to stand my ground,
And I only have one leg to stand on,
I lean on you for strength and faith,
Braving the struggle until it's gone.

Even when my cup has runneth over,
And I cannot take another drop,
You gladly give me your own glass,
Infused with love and filled to the top.




ONE GIFT YOU CANNOT BUY
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems & Poem Cards for Birthdays

There's one gift you cannot buy,
A buried treasure precious and true,
It's the gift of a close, kind friend,
Exactly what I have in you.

We've shared each other's joys,
And cried on each other's shoulders,
These are our precious moments,
That make us stronger, even bolder.

So I wish you "Happy birthday,"
With all my heart and soul,
We'll be best friends forever,
Two halves of one fabulous whole.







A PRECIOUS FLOWER
By Kevin Nishmas


You're my little sister,
Younger only by birth,
Nobody is like you,
Nobody on this earth.

There's only one you,
You are a precious flower,
The find you least expect,
The bloom that empowers.

There's no need to change you,
You are as you should be,
You are love uncontained,
Boundless hope forever free.

You were born a blessing,
Beautiful from the start,
You're my little sister,
Evermore in my heart.




FEEL YOUR SPIRIT BURN
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Sentimental Poems for Birthdays

You live for the chase,
Keen to run all day long,
Free from the thought of rest,
You know you can do no wrong.

You savor each step of the way,
Bending to each twist and turn,
Your head's deep in the game,
You can feel your spirit burn. 

Even close to the finish line,
Fierce enough to win the race,
Your heart's set on running,
You live for the chase.




BLESSED, HONORED, LOVED & CAREFREE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Sentimental Birthday Poems

Your special day comes once a year,
It's 24 hours of celebrating you,
I'm not sure about most things,
But this much I know is true.

Your birthday is a gift of love,
Some believe it's heaven sent,
I think it's a gift you give yourself,
A day you do all you've dreamt.

So I wish you "happy birthday," 
Because you deserve to be,
Every moment all day long,
Blessed, honored, loved and carefree.




WHEN I WISH YOU
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Unique Poems for Birthdays

When I wish you "happy birthday,"
There's so much more I want to say,
Though it's hard to utter the words,
Nothing's going to stop me today.

When I wish you "happy birthday,"
What I mean is "I love you,"
You're more than the world to me,
I'm so thankful for all you do.

When I wish you "happy birthday," 
It's because you make me proud,
Now that I've put down these words, 
I just want to scream them out loud.




TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Heartwarming Poems for Birthdays

Another year has passed,
It's your birthday once more,
You should feel very special,
And let your spirit soar.

Celebrate every moment,
There's no time to be blue,
Today is your birthday,
Today is all about you.

May you always find joy,
North, south, east and west,
Happy, happy birthday to you,
I wish you the very best.



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Cute
Birthday Poems


WHAT A DAY
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Cute Poems for Birthdays

What a day to be happy,
And smile the whole way through,
Today is your big birthday, 
A special one just for you.

Blow out all your candles,
Make your wishes come true,
Eat slice after slice of cake,
Nothing is too good for you.




BE EPIC
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Beautiful Poems for Birthdays

May your birthday be epic,
May you never settle for less,
May your special day be special, 
May you be blessed with the best.


May your dreams never die,
May your wishes come true,
May your birthday be ageless,
May you be born anew.



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Inspirational
Birthday Poems


WHAT I CAN SEE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Inspirational Birthday Poems

I wish you saw what I can see,
I see a heart so full of love,
I see eyes so hopeful and wise,
And I know what you're made of.

I wish you saw what I can see,
I see promise a mile long,
I see unvisited, distant strength,
And I know in you travels a song.

I wish you saw what I can see,
I see it's not yet real for you,
But I see what I see as your fate,
And I know one day you'll see it too. 




EVERY MOMENT MATTERS
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - One-of-a-kind Poems for Birthdays

Hope you have the best birthday,
With laughter that never fades,
Every moment matters,
That's how memories are made.

Wishing you joy and wonder,
Here's to your amazing health,
May you always see beauty,
There is more to life than wealth.




NOW'S A GREAT AGE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - One-of-a-kind Poems for Birthdays

Happy birthday!

Now's a great age to take chances,
And do all you want to do,
Your creativity knows no bounds,
What you need is right in you. 

Your wisdom is wiser than ever, 
Your spirit is bolder than bold,
Your humor is more humorous,
There's just no time to be old.




AS YOU GROW UP
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems -Unforgettable Poems for Birthdays

As you grow up, may you find...
Hope before despair,
Passion before boredom,
Love before loss, 
Joy before sorrow, 
Peace before turmoil,
And only happy birthdays ever after.




YOU CAN DO IT
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems & Poem Cards for Birthdays

I know you can do it,
If you would only try,
It's mind over matter,
There is no better high.

You must forget yourself,
And let go of what's dear,
You'll see beyond the noise,
You will conquer your fear.

If you're afraid to fail,
Know you are not alone,
Even the brave fight fear,
We all dread the unknown.

But you truly stand out,
The world needs what you bring,
When it's your turn to shine,
Reach out for the brass ring.

Climb the wall before you,
Build a bridge to cloud nine,
Unsteady ground you'll tread,
It will be worth your time.



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Clever
Birthday Poems


A FRIEND LIKE YOU
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems for Birthdays

Happy birthday!

I have many friends,
But one above the rest,
That one is you,
You are simply the best.

It's a friend like you,
In good times and bad,
Who asks for nothing,
Yet offers a hand.

Wherever I go in life,
There's only one thing to do,
I must have a big heart,
And be a friend like you.




IF I KNEW YOU
By Nixon Waterman

Birthday Poems - Beautifully Written Poems for Birthdays

"If I knew you and you knew me,
If both of us could clearly see,
And with an inner sight divine,
The meaning of your heart and mine.

I'm sure that we would differ less,
And clasp our hands in friendliness.
Our thoughts would pleasantly agree,
If I knew you and you knew me."

I'm so glad we know each other.
Happy birthday!




WELCOME TO THE METAL AGE
By Kevin Nishmas


Welcome to the metal age,
With solid gold for your teeth,
Brilliant silver for hair,
And too much lead underneath. 

Your body's always aching,
That's still no reason to pout,
Be glad you have stamina,
To blow your candles out.



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Happy Birthday, My Friend!




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Happy Birthday, Bro!




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Happy Birthday, Mom!




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Romantic
Birthday Poems


ALL THAT YOU DO
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems & Poem Cards for Birthdays

Dreaming of you is divine,
You give me so much pleasure,
I want to be with you now,
You are my special treasure.

May we celebrate all night,
I'm into all that you do,
Let's make today so steamy,
That's my birthday wish for you.




THIS CRAZY LOVE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Romantic Birthday Poems

It was a spark at first,
A glow I couldn't see,
It flickered in my heart,
This crazy love in me.

It soon became a fire,
A fierce flame so carefree,
Scorching my deep heartache,
This crazy love in me.

Now a blaze of sunshine,
A beam of warmth so true,
A slow, searing, kind burn,
This crazy love is you.




MY OBJECT OF BLISS
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Romantic Poems for Birthdays

Happy birthday, my love,
You're the castle around my heart,
Part fortress, part ivory tower,
'Til never do we part.

You crossed the moat of my soul,
And led me to parts unknown,
To an isle full of joy,
A middle age all our own.

For me, there's nothing between us,
Except warmth, love and laughter,
You're the dream beyond my walls,
My object of bliss forever after.




MY BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY BOY
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Heartwarming Poems for Birthdays

Happy birthday!

Sweet like a honey drop,
As loving as can be,
A heart the size of an ocean,
A soul filled with glee.

You're not just a siren song,
You're a lifelong symphony,
Your rhythm moves me,
To rise up, dance and sing.

I'm glad you were born today,
My beautiful birthday boy,
You make my life stunning,
And fill it with such joy.




When you read the verse (below) I adapted from John Lennon's song, Across the Universe, which appears on the album Let It Be by The Beatles, you'll know why I consider it one of the most romantic birthday messages on this site...

Romantic Birthday Poems - Poetry for Birthdays

These lyrics will show your "special someone" the depth of your love for him or her...in an elegantly romantic way. Let the birthday Beatle-love begin!



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Cool
Birthday Poems


I WISH YOU LOVE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - New & Fresh Poems for Birthdays

It's your birthday again,
Time to wish you good things,
May you see the wonder,
And the joy a birthday brings. 

To you, I wish the best of health,
And the best of luck in all you do,
Mostly I wish you love, 
For a life that's pure and true.




BY MY SIDE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Cool Poems for Birthdays

On your birthday every year,
I thank God you were born.
For without you in my life,
My love would be forlorn.

As each year brings new tests,
Sometimes I just want to hide,
You bring me out of my darkness,
I'm glad you're by my side.

Happy birthday!



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Happy
Birthday Poems


A CHEERY "HELLO"
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Happy Poems for Birthdays

A cheery "hello" on your birthday,
And wishes for everything bright,
May you know only joy and wonder,
Morning, noon and night.

Happy birthday!




YOUR BIRTHDAY IS HERE
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems & Poem Cards for Birthdays

Another year has passed,
Your birthday is here,
May this year bring joy,
Twelve months you hold dear.

Follow your true bliss,
Achieve all you can,
Dream the good dream,
Create a new plan.

This year will be great,
This I wish for you,
You deserve all you want,
May your dreams come true.




JOY BIG AND SMALL
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems & Poem Cards for Birthdays

My fondest wishes are for you,
Since today's your special day,
May every dream you chase,
Come true and never stray.

You are so special to me,
You deserve the best of all,
May your birthday be ageless,
May you know joy big and small.




MAY YOU TWIST AND SHOUT
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Original Poems & Poem Cards for Birthdays

Wishing you the best,
Day in and day out,
May you find great joy,
May you twist and out.

Be grateful for life,
Thank heaven above,
Fill your days with hope,
Know that you are loved.




THE VERY BEST
By Kevin Nishmas

Birthday Poems - Cheerful Poems for Happy Birthdays

Happy birthday!

You deserve the very best,
All the special things in life,
Whatever makes you happy,
Whatever feels just right.

I want these gifts to be yours,
Each and every day,
To them I add love and peace,
Above all on your birthday.



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