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Free happy birthday poems, including general birthday messages, daughter, brother, sister, granddaughter birthday wishes, funny birthday rhymes, birthday love poetry, baby's first birthday, 50th birthday, more.

Another Year

I'm wishing you another year
Of laughter, joy and fun,
Surprises, love and happiness,
And when your birthday's done,

I hope you feel deep in your heart,
As your birthdays come and go,
How very much you mean to me,
More than you can know.

By Joanna Fuchs

Perfect Birthday

On your birthday I wish you much pleasure and joy;
I hope all of your wishes come true.
May each hour and minute be filled with delight,
And your birthday be perfect for you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Do you know a really special person who warms your heart and lights up your life? This birthday poem in free verse is for that person.

Every One of Your Birthdays

Every one of your birthdays
is a gift to the rest of us
who have had the pleasure
of having you in our lives
for another year.
Every one of your birthdays
brings joyful memories
of your bright smile
and your love of life.
Every one of your birthdays
reminds us of your senstivity
and service to others,
and other delights
too numerous to name
that we are gifted with
just by knowing you.
Happy Birthday
to one in a million.
May you, and we
enjoy many more.

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poetry can express appreciation, as this birthday wish does. Note that in this birthday verse as in the birthday messages Another Year and Perfect Birthday above, if more than one person is sending this birthday rhyme, then change "I" to "we," "I'm" to "we're," and "me" to "us."

Birthday Appreciation

Each year your birthday reminds me
That I really want to say
I'm very glad I know you;
I think of you each day.

I hope you enjoy your birthday,
All the pleasures it has in store,
And because I appreciate you,
I hope you have many more!

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poetry should be positive so it can be used for greeting card verse. This upbeat birthday verse is great for anyone, especially those who are concerned about getting older. You could title this birthday message, "For (name) on his/her (number of years) birthday. Attach this rhyming poem to the birthday gift to make it extra special.

Birthday Blessings

Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings now,
As your birthday nears.

Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who've enriched your life
Just by being there.

Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
"Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!"

By Joanna Fuchs

See Our Other Pages of Birthday Poetry

We have FIVE pages of birthday poetry:
This Main, General Birthday Poems page,
and the following additional four pages:

Dad Birthday Poems
Funny Birthday Poems
Mother Birthday Poems
Birthday Love Poems

Greeting card poems vary with the personality of the recipient. This free verse birthday message is for someone very special. Those who prefer rhyming poems, however, would choose a different birthday wish from this page.

Happy Birthday, Special Treasure

God gave a gift to the world when you were born—
a person who loves, who cares,
who sees a person's need and fills it,
who encourages and lifts people up,
who spends energy on others
rather than herself,
someone who touches each life she enters,
and makes a difference in the world,
because ripples of kindness flow outward
as each person you have touched, touches others.
Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday,
because you are a special treasure
for all that you've done.
May the love you have shown to others
return to you, multiplied.
I wish you the happiest of birthdays,
and many, many more,
so that others have time to appreciate you
as much as I do.

By Joanna Fuchs



Birthday wishes are always happy, but some people really want their poems to contain the words "Happy Birthday." This Happy Birthday poem is a birthday card verse that could apply to most people.

Happy Birthday Poem

Once a year I get the chance
To wish you birthday cheer.
It pleases me no end to say,
I wish you another great year.

So happy birthday to you (name),
From the bottom of my heart.
And may your good times multiply,
Till they're flying off the chart!

By Karl Fuchs

Birthday poems can be written with a specific kind of person and birthday message in mind. This birthday verse is free verse birthday poetry for a person with a sunny disposition. It's greeting card poem sure to please the recipient.

Bright Joy

On your birthday,
I'm thinking about how much light and sparkle
you freely dispense wherever you go,
how your sunny smile lights up any gathering.
Every birthday marks another year
of you radiating positive, happy energy,
contagious happiness
that infects all who come in contact with you.
May your next birthday find you the same--
glowing from within,
beaming bright joy on everyone you meet.
I feel blessed to know you.

By Joanna Fuchs


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The search term Birthday Wishes for a Friend inspired this poem, but you could use it for birthday card wishes for anyone really special in your life

Birthday Best

Every year that comes and goes
Brings its flowers and its snows;
With each birthday, every year,
I celebrate you, for it's so clear
You're really special; you're the peak,
One of a kind, you are unique.
Happy Birthday; may your day
Be blessed, like you, in every way.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Is a guy who makes you laugh having a birthday? Send him this birthday poem. I wrote this for my husband, Karl.

Funny Guy

My funny guy, when I look at you,
Making faces, as you do,
To make me giggle, and keep me happy,
When I'm feeling down or sad or crappy,
I see someone who's man enough
To just be silly, instead of tough
To give me gladness, bliss and joy,
That's my man; that's my big boy.

Happy birthday to the man
Who makes me laugh, because he can.

By Joanna Fuchs

Greeting card poetry would always consist of rhyming poems in the past, but now, there is more and more preference for poems that don't rhyme. This birthday verse, in free verse, wishes the birthday person a most memorable birthday!

Best Birthday Ever

May this birthday be your best birthday ever,
full of light and laughter,
a fireworks explosion of joy.
May this birthday live in your memory forever,
creating happiness and satisfaction
whenever you remember it.
Happy, happy birthday!

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday wishes often express affectionate messages for the birthday person, as this one does. Give this birthday verse, a rhyming poem, with a birthday gift or put it on a birthday card.

Birthday Wish

It's your birthday time again;
It's true; there's no denying,
Another year has come and gone;
You know that I'm not lying.

So for you, the birthday person,
Here's what I want to say:
I hope this birthday's the best one yet,
In every delightful way.

So happy birthday to you.
Have lots of birthday fun!
May your birthday wishes all come true,
Even if you have a ton.

By Karl Fuchs

Birthday poetry can be written specifically with someone in mind. I wrote this free verse Happy Birthday message for my stepmother. You can use this birthday verse for someone you know who gives you the gift of peace.

You Are A Gift

Some people give the gift
of peace and tranquility
to every life they touch.
They are always who they really are.
They are blessedly reliable,
dependably good,
predictably pleasant,
loved and treasured
by all who know them.
You are one of those people.
You are a gift
of peace and tranquility
in my life.

Happy Birthday!

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a birthday wish with wide application. It will fit neatly on a card, and you can send it to just about anyone.

Unforgettable Birthday

I'm wishing you a birthday
You never will forget,
A day packed full of pleasure,
Your very best birthday yet.

And when your birthday's over,
I'm wishing quite sincerely
That happiness and joy and fun
Will fill your birthdays yearly!

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poetry can be thought provoking, as this birthday poem is.

Birthday Reflections

Your birthday's a time for careful reflection
About your life, and its future direction.
You see where you've been when you look at the past;
Most of it's great; you had quite a blast!

You wonder what's coming, what life has in store;
Will it be just the same? Will there be a new door?
Remember this, as you blow out the last candle:
Life holds no challenge that you cannot handle.

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday verse can be for people who are very close to you or for acquaintances. This free happy birthday message is for someone very special in your life. It's perfect for a birthday card verse. It could be a friend birthday poem or even mother birthday poetry.

Every Year On Your Birthday

Every year, on your birthday,
I think about how glad I am
that you were born,
how thankful I am
to have you in my life.
Every year is another year
filled with the special joys you bring
just by being yourself.
Every year, when you open your birthday gifts,
realize what a gift you are
to everyone who knows you,
especially me.
Happy Birthday!

By Joanna Fuchs

Many of our birthday card verses can be customized to the specific recipient. To customize the following happy birthday wish, replace the words "special one" in the first line with your own term, such as the person's name, or "Mother Dear," or "Son of mine," etc.

Happily Ever After

On your birthday, special one,
I wish that all your dreams come true.
May your day be filled with joy,
Wonderful gifts and goodies, too.

On your day I wish for you
Favorite people to embrace,
Loving smiles and caring looks
That earthly gifts cannot replace.

I wish you fine and simple pleasures.
I wish you many years of laughter.
I wish you all of life's best treasures.
I wish you happily ever after!

Happy Birthday!

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poetry should make the recipient feel very special, as this poem does. This Happy Birthday poem is perfect for a birthday card verse. Birthday poetry that rhymes, as this birthday rhyme does, makes your card special.

Birthday Happiness

As we observe your birthday now,
Your cake and gifts don't matter much.
These common things aren't really you,
Ribbons, paper hats and such.

We celebrate a person who
Brings happiness to everyone,
Someone who gives more than she gets,
And fills our lives with joy and fun.

So Happy Birthday, and many more!
We hope you make it to a hundred and two,
Because we always want to have
The special pleasure of knowing you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Birthday poetry can express the value of having the recipient in the sender's life, as this birthday wish does. Birthday poetry with a birthday gift or card will touch the heart of the birthday person.

When Your Birthday Rolls Around

Because you mean so much to me,
I celebrate your birth.
Sharing time and space with you,
Rings my bell for all it's worth.

Whenever your birthday rolls around,
I contemplate once more,
How happy I am that you were born;
The thought makes my heart soar.

I wish your birthdays happened more,
So I could let you know,
How very much you mean to me,
And so I could tell you so!

Dear mom/dad/sister/brother/friend/uncle/aunt, Happy Birthday!

By Karl Fuchs

Many birthday poems are designed to be appropriate for anyone, like this birthday verse.

Happy Celebration

Birthdays are happy events,
Times when dreams come true.
So dream a good dream (and let someone know!),
It just might work for you!

Have a happy celebration
One you'll always recall,
And be aware on this day of days,
You're the most special person of all!

By Karl Fuchs


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Birthday poems can express appreciation, as this birthday verse does. It's so easy to put this birthday poetry on a birthday e-card and send it, even if the birthday person lives halfway around the world.

Birthday Thanks

Another year has come and gone;
The sands of time keep trickling away.
Your birthday reminds me to let you know
I'm thankful for you each and every day.

By Karl Fuchs

Front of the Line

When I think of exceptional people I know,
You're right at the front of the line.
It's not for your power or status or wealth;
It's because you make everyone shine.

When I want to see someone who’s special and fun,
I don't have to think very hard,
For one of the nicest people I know
I can find in my own backyard.

May your birthday be filled with all you desire;
You're a person I really respect and admire!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

This free happy birthday poem is a birthday verse that celebrates a very special person.

I Celebrate You

On your birthday, I celebrate you!
On your special day,
I'm thinking of all the wonderful things you are
that bring so much joy to others, including me!
I celebrate your unconquerable spirit,
that lets you meet every challenge
with confidence, enthusiasm and persistence.
I admire your sensitivity.
You see needs that cry out to be met
that no one else sees,
and you meet them,
out of your deep and caring heart,
out of your wisdom,
out of your strength.
I treasure your uniqueness;
There is no one else like you,
and I feel blessed to know
such an extraordinary person.
I appreciate you, respect you,
cherish you, look up to you.
Happy, happy birthday!
May each new birthday
be the best one ever for you;
You deserve it!

By Joanna Fuchs


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This birthday poem is designed for one older man to send to another. I said to Karl, "Honey," women send most of the cards, and the age factor really limits the audience for this poem." Here it is anyway, for those of you to whom it applies. Does this belong on the funny poems page? Let me know.

Happy Birthday, Old Friend

Congratulations to you, my old friend,
Birthday wishes to you, I send.
You look good for your age, I could say,
But you look good to me any day.

When I look in the mirror, I sigh,
'Cause I know the mirror doesn't lie.
You're aging like me, so you see
You're getting to be an old guy.

By Karl Fuchs

Birthday poems are not always rhyming poems. This birthday message in free verse expresses warm feelings toward the birthday person.

Best Birthday

It's your birthday...
and I'm thinking how glad I am
that you were born.
You have given me so much--
supported me, encouraged me,
cared for me; I didn't even need to ask.
I celebrate your wonderful self!
I am in awe of your boundless generosity,
your infinite kindness--that gentle inner glow
that you so freely use to warm my life.
Your birthday is as much a celebration for me
as it is for you, maybe more,
and I wish for you the best of birthdays,
the best one ever.
May each birthday be better than the last.
Most of all, I hope you will always be
As happy as you have made me.

By Joanna Fuchs



Friend Birthday Poems

This birthday poem for a friend indicates that the sender is thinking frequently and fondly about the recipient.

Friendship Birthday Wish

Some things get better with time so they say;
You follow that rule, as my friend, day by day.
So whenever your birthday, each year, comes around,
I'm reminded of joys in our friendship I've found.

Because of the great friend you happen to be,
I hope you’ll be sharing more birthdays with me!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

A friend birthday poem that tells them how valuable they are to you can make your friendship bond stronger than ever. This free verse (nonrhyming) birthday wish poem sends sentimental hopes and wishes to your friend.

Birthday Wishes For My Friend

On your birthday,
I wish for you the fulfillment
of all your fondest dreams.
I hope that for every candle
on your cake
you get a wonderful surprise.
I wish for you that
whatever you want most in life,
it comes to you,
just the way you imagined it,
or better.
I hope you get as much pleasure
from our friendship as I do.
I wish we were sisters,
so I could have known you
from the beginning.
I look forward to
enjoying our friendship
for many more of your birthdays.
I'm so glad you were born,
because you brighten my life
and fill it with joy.

Happy Birthday!

By Joanna Fuchs

Daughter Birthday Poem

Birthday messages are often sent to family members. Although I wrote this daughter birthday poem in free verse for my own stepdaughter, Kim, it's a daughter birthday poem that you could use, too, if it fits your daughter.

For (Name), on Her Birthday

It's your birthday, but we got the gift...
a gentle, sweet, beautiful daughter
who is always a pleasure to be with.
You glow with sensitivity and compassion
generated from the depths
of your warm heart and and kind soul.
A loving mom, a peacemaker,
a woman full of the joy of life,
that's you.
Anyone who spends time with you
is privileged to know
such an extraordinary person.
You are a great joy in our lives.
We love you and cherish you and treasure you
and wish that every one of your birthdays
will be the happiest yet.

By Joanna Fuchs

Brother Birthday Poem

A brother is a good thing to have, so let's not forget a brother birthday verse!

Birthday Poem For Brother

I'm fortunate, and I'm glad
I got you for my brother;
Even if I had the chance,
I wouldn't pick another.

I'm happy you're in my life;
You're my winner, come what may.
May your birthday wishes come true
On your very special day.

By Joanna Fuchs

Granddaughter Birthday Poem

You can customize this granddaughter birthday poem by substituting something like "pretty brown hair" for "pretty blond curls."

Special Granddaughter

There's someone we love,
Our special granddaughter;
She's sweet and she's nice,
Just like Dad and Mom taught her.

She's got a really cute smile
And pretty blond curls;
She's a wonderful person,
The best of all girls.

We're so glad she's ours;
We rejoice every day;
She's our angel granddaughter,
And we just want to say...

Happy Birthday (Name)!

By Joanna Fuchs

Sister Birthday Poem

Sister birthday poetry should make Sis feel special, as this sister birthday verse does.

Exceptional Sister

She's one in a million,
Our wonderful sister;
She's smart and she's strong;
We just can't resist her.

Sis, we're so glad
You're in our family;
We really do love you,
As you plainly can see.

So have a great birthday;
Know we're thinking of you,
Giving love and support
In all that you do!

By Joanna Fuchs

Baby's First Birthday Poem

Birthday messages can be specific to someone's age. Here's a first birthday poem for baby.

Baby's First Birthday

It's your very first birthday, baby,
One candle on your cake;
Proud parents stare in wonder
At each new move you make.

We join in celebration,
As this special date arrives,
For baby has brought pleasure
Into all our lives.

We look forward now to seeing
How you progress and grow,
From the cute and tiny infant
You were one year ago.

So dig into your icing;
Enjoy your presents, too.
The reason for this day
Is a special person--you!

By Joanna Fuchs

50th Birthday Poem

Birthday greetings for that big half century mark are popular. This 50th birthday poem celebrates that event.

The Big Five-Oh

So you are finally fifty;
Happy birthday on the big Five-Oh.
I guess you could fill a great big book
With everything you know.

A whole half century of living
Is nothing to sneeze about,
So if you're a little patched and worn,
Don't you dare frown or pout.

Ignore things that make you feel old;
It's really great to be fifty.
You're smart, attractive and good company,
And I still think you're nifty!

By Joanna Fuchs

There's an over-the-hill 40th birthday poem
on the Funny Birthday Poems page.

There are lots of searches for a birthday prayer, so I wrote a birthday poem that is also a birthday blessing. If the person is "him," change "her" to "him."

A Birthday Prayer

Her birthday comes but once a year;
Lord, fill her day with joy and cheer;
This person who's so very dear,
Take care of her and keep her near.

Dear Lord in heaven, bless this day;
Protect this loved one, come what may;
Love her in your special way;
In Jesus' precious name I pray.
Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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See Our Other Pages of Birthday Poetry

We have FIVE pages of birthday poetry:
This Main, General Birthday Poems page,
and the following additional four pages:

Dad Birthday Poems
Funny Birthday Poems
Mother Birthday Poems
Birthday Love Poems

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