63 Best Birthday Poems that are Funny, Friendly & Heartfelt

If you’re looking for the best birthday poems, you’ve come to the right place.

The day of the year everyone looks forward to – birthdays. There’s no denying that birthdays are a special occasion for many of us; we get to meet and spend time with our friends, family, and loved ones. There’s nothing better than being the center of attention on a day designated for you to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

Given how important birthdays are in our culture and society, we all have an important role to play in ensuring that the birthdays of those close to us are pleasant and enjoyable. Birthday poems can help with that!

Whether it’s a parent, a friend, an acquaintance, or your significant other, sending them a birthday card with a thoughtful poem on it is sure to leave them feeling cared for.

Whether the receiver is overjoyed at the occasion or maybe even slightly dismayed by the fact that they’re getting older, a well-thought-out birthday poem will do wonders in cheering them up.

If you’re at a birthday party and it wouldn’t be out of place to do so, you can even recite these poems for the audience.

So we’ve compiled for you a list of 63 of the most upbeat, funny, friendly, and courteous birthday poems you can use to make the most out of the occasion.

Let’s dive in…

The Best Birthday Poems

1.) Another Year

Another year has passed
A birthday for you is in store
May you find this coming year
Be one with lots of open doors.

Follow your dreams
Remember you can achieve
All that you dream
Whatever your mind can conceive

So this poems brings
wishes for you
in hopes that the coming year
is filled with things you love to do.

– Catherine Pulsifier

2.) Happy Birthday Daughter

Many are the joys in life.
I’m blessed with quite a few.
Still, most of all I’m grateful
To have a daughter just like you.

– Alora M. Knight

3.) Love Poem for Girlfriend

A sweet poem for my girlfriend
With love from my heart to yours
Simply to tell you that you are
The one this guy most adores
I hope your birthday this year
Brings everything you wish for
I hope it fills your heart with joy
Bringing you happiness evermore.

Happy birthday, my most beautiful one.

– Unknown

4.) 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!

– Joanna Fuchs

5.) A cheery “hello” on your birthday,

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

Happy birthday!

– Kevin Nashmas

6.) 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.

– Joanna Fuchs

7.) Joy Big and Small

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.

– Kevin Nishmas

8.) A Heartfelt Wish

This heartfelt wish is just for you
Today is your special day
May all the dreams you do pursue
Be realized in every way.

A special person you are to me
You deserve the best of everything
So may this birthday and the coming year be
One that offers you the best that life may bring.

– Kate Summers

9.) Happy Birthday, Far Away Friend

Dear friend, I want to wish you a splendid happy birthday.
We don’t see each other anymore, but I hope everything is okay.
You’re growing to become the intelligent woman I know you can be.
I’m so fortunate to have a friend like you who’s gentle, loving, and sweet.

– Edarly Edouard

10.) A Poem for My Love

A poem for my love
The one I adore
The one I would go
Beyond and above for
The love my heart has
It knows no bounds
You’ll always be the one
I want to be around.

Happy birthday, dear.

– Unknown

11.) 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!

– Joanna Fuchs

12.) May You Twist and Shout

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

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

– Kevin Nishmas

13.) Wishing You

Wishing you much happiness, dear
On this special day
And for the coming year
May blessings come your way.

Be thankful for each day you have
Thank God in heaven above
Fill your life with happy not sad
Remember you are loved.

– Kate Summers

14.) The World has been Blessed By You

The world was blessed with your beauty on this very special day.
Thank you for being so truly great with the amazing personality you portray.

– Vashni Kelly

15.) A Poem that’s both Romantic and Deep

On your birthday this year
To show I love you a heap
I’m sending you this poem
That’s both romantic and deep!

You fill my days with joy,
Laughter and happiness
And I’ll continue to adore you
With all my love and tenderness!

Happy birthday!

– Unknown

16.) Birthday Cheer

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!

– Karl Fuchs

17.) The Very Best

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.

– Kevin Nashmas

18.) A Birthday Wish

This Birthday wish is just for you,
And I hope it comes true:

B e yourself, we love and appreciate you
I magine and achieve all you can be
R elax this day and celebrate another year
T ake time to look after you, you are so dear
H umor, never lose your sense of humor
D etermination you do have that great quality
A ttitude, yours is positive and felt by others
Y esterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, live today and enjoy the year.

– Catherine Pulsifier

19.) My Dearest Sister

Sister, you are a guardian angel in disguise.
You are perceptive, intelligent, and wise,
Always helping me through good and bad.
You are also the greatest friend I’ve ever had.

– Aimee Tran

20.) A Birthday Poem for my Someone Special

Happy birthday to my someone special
A girl who always fills my heart with joy
I’m hoping that your special day is full
Of many wonderful moments to enjoy.

I’m sending you lots of lovely birthday
Wishes, each filled with lots of love.

– Unknown

21.) 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.

– Joanna Fuchs

22.) A Very Happy Birthday

Happy birthday!

May you have a very happy birthday,
A celebration with family and friends,
Filled with whatever brings you joy,
The kind of joy that never ends.

With all the love your heart can hold,
And the utter joy birthdays bring,
May you have a truly special day,
You deserve the best of everything.
Let’s raise a glass and make a toast,
Wishing joy, peace and health to you,
May your birthday be truly happy,
Full of love and life all day through.

– Kevin Nishmas

23.) Time Goes By

The years go by so fast
It seems like only yesterday
We had a birthday splash
And now a full year has again gone past.

Time goes by and then we see
How the years just seem to fly by
I know that you agree with me
It is a fact of life we can’t deny

So live this year
Be all that you can be
As we will turn around
And next year will be here.

– Kate Summers

24.) ‘A Birthday’

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water’d shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

– Christina Rossetti

25.) A Heart-Touching Poem For Her

For a girl so spectacular
May your birthday be just so
This special day must be perfect
A big party we must throw!

So I’m wishing a great celebration
From all the loved ones she serves
May it be the heart touching day
That a sweet girl like you deserves.

Happy birthday to you!

– Unknown

26.) 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.

– Karl and Joanna Fuchs


Today is your special birthday,
I have three big wishes for you,
I wish you peace, joy and love,
All day and all year through.

– Kevin Nishmas

28.) Here is a wish

Here is a wish that says:
Warm, happy hours be yours
Shadows are of passing note
But healing laughter cures.
Be, therefore, ever joyful, Friend,
And walk on gladsome feet
Towards tomorrow’s brand new dawn
And promise sweet!

– John McLeod

29.) Friend, On Your Birthday

Dear friend, on your birthday, I have a message for you:
Always remember, friends like you are rare and actually few.

You are amazingly sweet and so much fun.
Believe me, I can compare you with no one.

We have known each other for so many years.
We have gone through our share of laughter and tears.

We sometimes have arguments and differences of opinions,
Still we have been there for each other like true companions.

Our friendship has stood time’s long enough test,
And I wish you always the very best.

Just remember, you are special to me every single day.
Don’t ever change, please stay forever this way!

– Joydip Dutt

30.) A birthday poem for the best girlfriend ever

It’s your birthday today
I want to sing and shout
For all to hear how I have
The best girlfriend about!

Happy birthday to you
With lots of hugs, kisses
And big birthday wishes,
My beautiful one!

– Unknown

31.) 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.

– Joanna Fuchs

32.) Live each Moment

Happy, happy birthday,
That’s my birthday wish for you,
I hope your day brings you joy,
Whatever you plan to do.

Live each moment to the fullest,
Every single moment is dear,
This is the time to remember,
You only get one birthday a year.

– Kevin Nishmas

33.) Hard to believe

It’s hard to believe you are celebrating another birthday
It was only yesterday your life was full of play
Now here you are with accomplishments in life
And your attitude is one without strife
We are so proud of you
We wish you success in all you do.
So on this day we wish you well
We think you are special and oh, how swell!

– Kate Summers

34.) Happy Birthday Sister!

God gave me a beautiful gift when he gave me you
Not only a big sister but a best friend too
To share times of laughter and memories
You can’t put a price on precious times like these
What a blessing to have you in my life
Always compassionate in times of hardships and strife
Wishing you a Birthday making wonderful memories
With friends, family, and everything to please!

– Kathryn Ann

35.) A birthday poem full of romance for my love

For your birthday this year
I have for you a special treat
I’ll be more of a romantic
And whisk you off your feet!

Happy birthday to you, my love!

– Unknown

36.) 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!

– Joanna Fuchs

37.) Full of Cheer

May you have a special day,
May your heart be full of cheer,
May love and laughter find you,
May your smiles be ear to ear.

May your joy be everlasting,
May only good things come your way,
May all your prayers be answered,
May you be blessed on your birthday.

– Kevin Nishmas

38.) Another Year

Another birthday, another year
May you have problems that disappear
May you have health
And a bit of wealth
May you share
With those who care
May the coming year
Be one of good cheer.

– Theodore W. Higginsworth

39.) Love and Hugs

A bunch of flowers,
A homemade cake,
That special gift,
A birthday steak.

A Facebook greeting,
And a cyber card.
We hold these gifts
In high regard.

But the greatest gift
I can truly say
Is our love and hugs
On your special day.

– Pamela J. Langdon

40.) This birthday belongs to you

This special day is yours,
It belongs solely to you.
With it comes a small gesture
From me to you.

I wanted to gift you something
Meaningful, yet understated.
A present that would leave you
Feeling loved and elated.

So my conclusion was this:
A sweet little poem
Designed to really
Get your birthday going!

– Unknown

41.) Wish for the very best.

Close your eyes and make a wish,
Give it wings and let it fly,
Beyond the highest mountain tops,
Up into the clear blue sky.

Aim high when you make your wish,
This is no time to retreat or hide,
Wish for the very best in life,
Now blow out your candles and try.

Happy birthday!

– Kevin Nishmas

42.) Age is Not to be Feared

Another birthday, another year
Remember though that age is not to be feared
You are just achieving your prime
Here’s to your health and living a long time

As they say, be happy, don’t worry
Enjoy your life and don’t be in a hurry
We take this opportunity to wish you
Happiness in all you do.

We appreciate your caring
Your always willingness for sharing
Thank you, for being you
We love you and all you do.

– Catherine Pulsifier

43.) Birthday Poem For Husband

Out of all the blessings
Life has bestowed on me,
You are the loveliest of all –
This is not hard to see.

Even with the ups and downs,
The happiness and hardship,
Through challenges and success,
We maintained our friendship.

And with each passing day,
I understand and realize
Some things are meant to be
When I look in your eyes.

And this is my wish not just for your birthday.
May God bless you in every step of the way.

–Joydip Dutt

44.) Wishing everything your heart desires

On your birthday, a girl as sweet
And as wonderful as you
Deserves all of her hopes,
Dreams, and wishes to come true.
May your special day this year
Bring you everything that you desire
And bless you with more happiness
Than your heart could ever require.

Happy birthday.

– Unknown

45.) Happy May You Be

My very best wishes,
For the very best day,
Happy may you be,
In every possible way.

Morning, noon and night,
And every hour in between,
May your day be special,
As only birthdays can be.
Let’s get this party started,
It’s time to celebrate,
It’s never too early to have fun,
Let’s groove 24 hours straight.

– Kevin Nishmas

46.) Thinking of You

Thinking of you today with love
Your a special person who gives us much pleasure
We thank God above
As He sent us a special treasure.

May this year bring you
Success and happiness in all you do
A very Happy Birthday
Is our wish for you!

– Theodore W. Higginsworth

47.) On your 16th Birthday

16 year ago today
They placed you in my arms
I became a mother
Bewitched by all your charms

You learned to walk, to read
Each day brought something new
No more my little boy
You hurt, I cried, you grew

Sometimes you didn’t need me
didn’t want to hold my hand
Your independence made you proud
But me a little sad

I blinked my eyes, I turned around
your almost grown I see
Why did it go so fast?
A few more moments please

In your struggle to be free
Sometimes we don’t get along
But I’m always on your side
I’ll always be your mom

You can’t stop time, can’t hold it back
Can’t stop the ocean’s tide
The good person that you are
Fills my heart with pride

In my eyes there is no one like you
Can’t wait to see what you’ll become
My pride and joy, I love you
Happy birthday to my son

– Sandra Jeffers

48.) It’s your birthday, my friend

It’s your birthday and for that
reason alone a very special day!

Have fun, always be happy and
enjoy life to the fullest, my friend.

– Unknown

49.) 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!

– Joanna Fuchs

50.) Joy, Peace, and Wonder

I hope I’m the very first person,
To wish “happy birthday” to you,
A day of joy, peace and wonder,
The stuff of dreams that come true.

For you deserve the very best,
A gift as rare and precious as gold,
Like an all-inclusive trip to Neverland,
Where you will never get old.

– Kevin Nishmas

51.) Wishing You.

Here is a birthday wish for you
One that is loving, happy and true
A wish for happiness and best things
The coming year to you will bring.

Today I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday
A day filled with every pleasure
And may your future be as happy
As all the memories you treasure.

– Catherine Pulsifier

52.) Birthday Wish to Friend

So many people live around you,
But not all get close to your heart.
Some become so dear
That with their thoughts, its beating starts.
You are the one to whom
I’ll give my care to the most.
Your absence makes me feel in life,
As if everything is completely lost.
Your birthday was in my mind,
Wishes though I couldn’t convey.
There were so many hurdles
Standing tall in the way.
I have prayed for your good life
And mental peace with good health.
The rest of things are just temporary,
Only these will be your real wealth

– Shishir

53.) To the strongest lady I know, on your birthday

On your birthday,
I wanted you to know
that I am so fortunate
not only to have such
a strong female figure
in my life, but also
the most reliable,
trustworthy friend
I could wish for.

You are an inspiration
to many, including me!

Have the absolute best
day, you lovely lady!

– Unknown

54.) 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!

– Karl Fuchs

55.) One wish is not enough

Because today’s your birthday,
And because you’re extra nice,
One wish is not enough for you,
So you must wish twice!

I think you’re so amazing,
And you deserve the very best,
I wish you a wonderful life,
Filled with love and happiness.
Wishing you only good things,
Hope you have the best day ever,
Not a second, not an hour,
But a day so great that lasts forever.

Happy birthday!

– Kevin Nishmas

56.) Birthday Blessing Son

I’d like to thank the Lord above,
for this little life He’s given to me.
Without His gift of love,
your birth would never be.

I’d like to thank the Lord above
for what His gift has meant.
Just watching you grow up
has made my heart content.

I’d like to thank the Lord above
for instilling in you a kind heart.
You have grown into a loving man.
You’re witty, thoughtful, and smart.

And on your blessed birthday, son,
a prayer I send to you.
May the Lord instill in your heart
Charity, faith, and truth.

Debra L. Brown

57.) Our love story in my favorite one of all

Our love story is cute
And so very unique
It’s my absolute favorite
One of all.
And as we continue
On our journey
Know that I’m in it
For the long haul!

I’m sending sweet
Birthday wishes to you
Today with all my love,
My sweetheart!

– Unknown

58.) Years and Years of Joy.

Happy birthday!

Hope your birthday is fun,
Filled with family and friends,
From the moment it begins,
Until the second it ends.

This is such an extra-special day,
So it makes me happy to tell you,
I wish you years and years of joy,
Doing whatever you choose to do.

– Kevin Nishmas

59.) Long Distance Poem For Husband

It’s that one special day created with you,
When wishes rain in for the year coming new.

You’ll gather this year which travelled too fast,
Weed out the regrets of time reaped by the past.

Harvest the days God planted with blessings,
Your health, your family, and valuable life-lessons.

Although we’re apart on Your day of the year,
With faith and God’s love our hearts bloom without fear.

This wish I have picked for my heart’s only Love;
A garden of happiness and tending from Above.

– Lyndee A Champion-Ivey

60.) Good Luck In All You Do

Today’s your birthday party,
But I can’t be there with you,
So here’s a special birthday wish,
For good luck in all you do.

May your balloons never pop,
May your cake be the sweetest,
May your gifts be plentiful,
May this birthday be your happiest.

– Kevin Nishmas

61.) Sweet Birthday To You

A wish for lots of birthday fun
To last until the day is done.
Hoping that all your wishes comes true,
and your birthday cake is as sweet as you!

– Cindy

62.) To Someone Special

Happy birthday to someone special,
Someone who’s no less than great,
Hope your heart is open to fun,
Now’s the time to celebrate.

Your birthday is very special to me,
A day that stands out from the rest,
It’s because you’re close to my heart,
Because you deserve only the best.

– Kevin Nishmas

63.) Birthday Wish to Dad

Work hard yet be humble,
share all that you have
Maybe the most important of many lessons,
that I have learned from my dad.

Protect and honor your family,
no matter what the cost
A battle for your family
is a battle that can’t be lost.

Take a stand for things that matter,
and always keep your head held up high.
Embrace those things close to your heart,
and yes, sometimes men do cry.

These lessons in life can not be taught,
they must be observed.
Happy birthday dad you have taught me a lot,
and I love you for what I have learned.

– Mike Brown


That was quite the read, wasn’t it? We hope you liked our hand-picked collection of the top birthday poems. If you found any of these poems a fun read, feel free to share them with your friends!

Do make sure you make good use of these poems at the next birthday party, whether it’s yours or someone else’s. A short and sweet birthday poem also makes for a great message over text if gifting birthday cards isn’t your thing.

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