25 Funny Birthday Poems

Sometimes during birthday parties people want to read out or add to a card funny birthday poems.  Some write the poem themselves, some have someone else write it with a brief history of the person given for information, and others find a generic poem that was written by someone else.  However the poem is written, if it relates to the birthday individual, that's all that matters. 

We at have gathered some poems for you, some funny and some more of a blessing, hope they will be helpful. We also have how to write your own birthday rhymes and a few birthday jokes.

  1. Sing a song of birthdays
    Full of fun and cheer

    And may you keep on having them
    For many a happy year. 
    Author Unknown
    Wedding Songs

  2. Here's a posy of flowers, and a basket too, With birthday greetings, all for you. 
    Author Unknown
    Birthday Wishes

  3. As I Grow Old God keep my heart attuned to laughter, When youth is done; When all the days are gray days, coming after the warmth, the sun.God keep me then from bitterness, from grieving, When life seems cold; God keep me always loving and believing As I grow old.
    Author Unknown
    Retirement Poems

  4. Grow Old Along With Me!!
    The best is yet to be,,
    The last of life, for which the first was made::
    Our times are in his handW wo saith,,
    A whole I planned,Youth shows but half;;
    trust God: see all, nor be afraid!  Robert Browning
    Happy Birthday Quotes

  5. Let Me Grow Lovely
    Let me grow lovely, growing old
    So many fine things do:
    Laces, and ivory, and gold,gold,
    And silks need not be new;
    And there is healing in old trees,
    Old streets a glamour hold;
    Why may not I, as well as these,
    Grow lovely, growing old?  

    Karle Wilson Baker
    Funny Retirement Quotes

  6. I remember, I remember
    The roses, red and white,

    The violets, and the lily-cups,
    Those flowers made of light!
    The lilacs, where the robin built,
    And where my brother set
    The laburmum on his birthday,-
    The tree is living yet.
    Thomas Hood

     Happy Birthday Brother

  7. Milestones

    Birthdays at any age are meant to be engaged,

    But a birthday twenty is worth a whole plenty.

    Twenty-five through thirty-five,
    toasts can be very wordy,

    Forty and forty-five,
    almost at fifty.

    Looking forward to retirement at sixty and sixty-five,

    Seventy through to 90, blessed to still be alive.


    One hundred, very accomplished. So much seen and done,

    This party cannot be overdone.

    No matter the age, no matter the time,

    You only get them once in a lifetime. 

    Julie Hebert

    Retirement Wishes

  8. May the sun shine, all day long

    Everything go right, and nothing wrong

    May those you love bring love back to you

    And may all the wishes you wish come true!

    Irish Blessing
    Irish Wedding Toasts

  9. Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Don't go and sweat it,
    There's always someone older than you!

    Happy Birthday Blessings

  10. What is age, but something to count?
    Some people fight it, like climbing a mount.

    I choose to live, with dignity and grace,
    And offer a drink, to all in this place.

    Irish blessing

  11. Birthday Fun
    Birthdays come and go,
    But one thing never leaves.
    The feeling that we get inside,
    Gifts make us feel like thieves.

    And don't forget the cake,
    Birthdays are nothing without.
    Family and friends get together,
    Laughter is around, no doubt! 
    Julie Hebert

  12. Here's a birthday spanking,
    Sent you on a card, One, Two, Three,
    Put them right on hard, Four, Five, Six,
    One to live on, one to grow on, One to make you fat. 

    Author Unknown

  13. Past And Future

    Fun for you and me,

    Birthdays are a blast from the past.

    A place where memories are made,

    And friends become members of your cast.

    Future birthdays come and go,

    No choice in that, matter of fact.

    The day we are born, birthdays are written in stone,

    Part of our human contract!

    So why do some people find despair,

    When birthdays are meant to be celebrated and cared.

    Birthdays should be given the respect they deserve,

    Treated with tender loving care and with the world shared.  

    Julie Hebert

  14. Here's to your health.
    May the days of your birth,
    Never be measured by the span of your girth!


Writing the perfect birthday rhymes isn't the most easiest thing to do in the world, but is definitely obtainable.  With just a little bit of guidance and helpful hints, you will be on your way to sending birthday wishes in the way of a well written poem.




Well the easiest poem to write that doesn't take much writing skills and you have the choice of making it  rhyme or not would be an Acrostic Poem.  This is a poem make out of the initials of the guest of honors name.  You write the letters of the person�s name vertically and use each letter as the start of a sentence.  An example of an Acrostic Poem is this: (guest of honors name is Jane)

  1. Just incredibly kind and sweet!

    An all around great gal!

    Never nasty or negative.

    Example of someone who is loved!



If you are going to write this in a card or letter or use this in some handmade gift, you may want to bold or change the colour of the letters of the person's name like we did here.  This names the name stand out a little more.




If you'd prefer to write a poem that does rhyme here are a few steps to get you started:




  • Consider person's characteristics and traits and jot down some to put in the poem

  • Find out what they love to do and pick a topic to write the poem about

  • Within that topic, find a funny story that will is not hurtful or personal

  • Find other poems that you can use as examples

  • Gather all your information and start writing your poem one line at a time


You may find using a rhyming dictionary to be a helpful resource.  It is okay to get help from family and friends if you are having a hard time adding in a certain piece of information.  They may have another though on how you can write it.  Two heads are always better than one.



Birthday Rhymes:

  1. Happy Birthday to Jane

    Who lives down the lane,

    She's always out in her garden.


    Picking the weeds

    And planting new trees

    We just hope she takes time out for this party.


    We've done our very best

    Not to make you wear a dress,

    So you don't have to change out of your overalls.


    We all know

    how Jane clothes,

    Never wanting to dress up for a party.


    So here we all are with a drink in our hand

    Let's all raise our glasses if we can,

    And sing happy birthday to Jane.

  1. Happy Birthday best friend,

    May this day be full of fun.

    Relax and do your fav's,

    Enjoy some fun in the sun.

  2. Its your birthday and you can cry if you want to,

    But why on earth would you want to do that!

    Its your birthday and no sadness for you!

    So let it all go and put on your happiness hat!

  3. Age is only a number, And if you don't feel your age, Your number is not worth talking about, No need to become enraged.
    Birthday Sayings

  4. On your birthday you will be spoiled,
    A day that is truly yours.
    Take it all in and soak up as much as you can,
    For tomorrow you will have to mature.

  5. Birthday Jokes

    If you are looking for other ways to get some laughs, try these birthday jokes.


  6. No body likes old age, especially when it comes with wrinkles, grey hair, and a big fat number placed on ever piece of ID you have.

  7. The older we get the harder it is to keep those pounds off.  Its too bad we've aged so much, the pounds are starting to make us all look like we're pregnant again.

  8. Blowing out candles on our birthday cakes use to be fun when we were younger, but now that we've added so many candles, the firemen are threatening to have to put out our birthday cakes.

  9. Like life many things are mind over matter and with age, you really have to think it doesn't matter, otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy fighting fate.

  10. When asked if I mind being 'over the hill' I always answer, better than being buried under it!

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Quotes

Happy Birthday Brother

Happy Birthday Blessings



We hope you found these funny birthday poems, rhymes, and jokes useful and are able to use them where you find useful.

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