With clever birthday poems, like the clever poems for birthdays here, you can give friends and family a thoughtful, happy birthday message...in more ways than one.
Nothing does "clever" quite like a poem. By its very nature, poetry is clever all on its own, so the choice is endless (when you really think about it).
But what makes clever birthday poetry? From my experience I would say a mixture of joy and wonder: joy for the "happy" in your happy birthday and wonder for the "clever" side of life that makes you wonder (something you know the birthday boy or girl will love on his/her special day).
Don't know if you're ready to make your pick? It wouldn't hurt you (and could only help you) to take a minute or less to check out Message Guy Tip #97 (right below).
We are friends with no agenda,
Free to lay bare our real selves,
Fragments never exposed to light,
Hidden caverns for our souls to dwell.
Our love for each other sustains us,
A lifelong bond sets us apart,
Ours are the ties that liberate,
Tuned to the strings of our hearts.
Best friends for life are forever rare,
Unlucky souls do not find even one,
We the fortunate know where to look,
Between night and the searching sun.
Your petals are slightly wilted,
But the sun still shines on you,
Your stem has withered somewhat,
Still your stature comes right through.
Although your roots are showing,
You yourself aren't six feet under,
And even if you're ripening,
Your sweet fruit is like no other.
Friendship is a priceless gift,
That can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater,
Than a mountain made of gold.
For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see nor hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer.
It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,
It cannot bring you comfort,
Or reach out a helping hand.
So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.
One more candle on your cake,
That's no reason to frown or pout,
You have the strength to make a wish,
And blow all your candles out.
It's birthday time once again,
Your trip into the unknown,
When the road calls you from afar,
To a destination for you alone.
You shift gears to make the journey,
Ready to face another uphill climb,
Once over the hump you may coast,
And get to your destination on time.
Stop staring impatiently at the clock,
Savor each moment of your ride,
Don't wait until the end to look back,
Keep your eyes open all the time.
Nobody knows how far you'll go,
Your journey may be short or long,
The length of your trek matters not,
It's on the road that you belong.
When your life comes to an end,
And you take your final breath,
Your riches won't matter much,
A legacy is all you'll have left.
May you find joy in your final hours,
From a life well lived and well shared,
That you left the world a richer place,
Because you cared enough to care.
Still you have many days to ponder,
What you should leave here on earth,
Whatever gives you lasting joy,
And gives your life true net worth.
Often we wish for another chance,
To make a fresh beginning,
A chance to blot out our mistakes,
And change failure into winning.
It does not take a new day,
To make a brand new start,
It only takes a deep desire,
To try with all our heart.
To live a little better,
And to always be forgiving,
And to add a little sunshine,
To the world in which we're living.
So never give up in despair,
And think that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow,
And the hope of starting new.
I wish you bright mornings,
And warm, sunny days,
Soft shade to cool you,
From sweltering rays,
Raindrops, a few,
From some cloud floating by,
To color your sky,
And great shining seas,
Mountains and forests,
With towering trees,
Hillsides and valleys,
Nature that nurtures,
A faithful companion,
Who'll stay by your side,
Children to care for,
To love and to guide,
Enough work to do,
With enough time for play,
Then restful sleep,
At the close of the day,
Friends when you need them,
And when they need you,
Something to spend,
Just as much as will do,
A heart full of laughter,
Perhaps a few tears,
Faith you can follow through,
All of your years,
Facing your last setting sun,
As you contemplate all,
The deeds you have done,
Recalling a life,
That's been more than worthwhile,
Perhaps you will pause,
And give thanks with a smile.
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.
My friends are many,
Much more than a few,
But no one measures up,
To a friend like you.
Many have my back,
Hearts loyal and true,
But nobody comes close,
To a friend like you.
I'm good to my friends,
The first to come through,
But I'll never compare,
To a friend like you.