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20 Birthday Poems And One - Liners For Friends and Relatives

Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in psychology.


Have you ever come up short when it comes to figuring out what to put in someone’s birthday card? Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a funny line or a quick quip, so instead of expressing your feelings, you go out and buy one of those pre-filled birthday cards.

The poems and birthday verses below are offered to you as a starting point. They can be used any way you wish—in a card, in a note, on social media, verbally, and more. Enjoy!

How to Present These Birthday Wishes

  • Get them printed on a special birthday balloon.
  • Create a birthday card and insert one or more of the poems inside.
  • Tell your friend in person by reading them one or more of the poems.
  • Text one or more of them to your friend or family member.
  • Create a meme for social media.
  • Print the favorite part of the poem on a tee shirt or some other item and give it to them.
  • Put the words to music—maybe a tune you already know.
  • Post them on their social media sites.
  • Create a longer version of one of the poems.

In life there are two things you can count on, birthdays and taxes. At least you can enjoy your birthdays.


Sometimes I forget to say

How much you mean to me

How you’ve touched my heart

Helped the joy inside go free

On this your very special day

No words can ever truly say

(I Love You)


Someone once said in a song


nothing more than


But I think love is more

Than just feeling between two

It is more than just me with you

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It is a union of llife and souls

When two become one, soul

Happy Birthday

To you my dear soulmate


Giving a birthday gift

Is something I usually do

This year I decided to

Write out an I,O.U

I.O.U for making

Everyday so special

I.O.U for loving me

With a love so eventful

I.O.U for giving me

Such a complete life

I.O.U for always being

My true guiding life

Happy Birthday


What is a birthday

Without a big birthday cake?

I really must say

Since I forgot to get one

We’ll find out


It’s time to celebrate

To dance and sing

To raise a glass and say

Happy Birthday

To someone special

Who is always ready with a smile

And kind words

And a heartfelt love

For your friends and family

For all


What’s so amusing

I really wasn’t gonna say

But then I remembered

It’s your _____ Birthday

You’ve officially gone so

Way, way over the hill

Which brought a big smile

a maybe a little chuckle

Well anyway, Happy Birthday


I’m so jealous

You have more candles

On your cake than mine

No, wait!

It means you’re older

I guess all I can say is

Happy Birthday, older person

Good News

I’ve got good news

I’m here to wish you

A very happy birthday

The bad news

You’re another year older

Take a deep breath

Blow out all the candles

You’re Special

You’re so special to me

A few words in a card

Can’t express how much

But maybe I could throw in

A few $20 dollar bills

Happy Birthday


When you are down, laugh

When times are so tough, just laugh

Laugh when possible

Laughter is the medicine

All lives need to keep going

Hey, it worked for me

When I thought I was getting older

Now, you’re getting older

It should work for you, I guess

Happy Birthday



Is not just by blood

It can be

Those we feel

We have a heartfelt bond with

Trust with our whole life

You are that person to me

Happy Birthday

Blow Out

Take a breath

A deep, deep, deep breath

You’ll need it

To blow out

All the candles on your cake

On this your ______



Age is a number

Keep telling yourself that

At your age

You gotta hold onto

Every hope you can

Happy Birthday


Just maybe I will

Or just maybe I will not

Who can really say?

My mind is not made up yet

Just maybe I’ll decide soon

Or maybe I won’t

Make up my mind to say

Have a truly wonderful

Happy Birthday


Birthdays touch the heart

Causes a stirring deep in the soul

Quickens the pace of a slow step

Gives life a joyous bounce


Take the time

To listen

The music you carry

Deep in your soul

Happy Birthday

Why not celebrate your birthday the way people your age do. Just be careful not to pull out a hip.

Birthday One - Liners

  • Don‘t let this birthday stress you out because it will be over before you know. Then you get to worry about the next one.
  • Birthdays come but once a year which is a good thing. I don’t know if at your age you heart could more than one a year.
  • It’s your _______ birthday, don’t you think you’re a little old to have your party at Chuck E. Cheese.
  • Why not celebrate your birthday the way people your age do. Just keep your oxygen tank away from the candles.
  • Why do we look at birthdays as getting older? Instead we should see it as adding another year of wisdom to your life.Who am I kidding, it is another year of getting older.

Bonus Birthday Bible Verses

Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 91:16, “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 20:4, “May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.”

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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