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Last Updated: 29th June, 2020

Birthday Poems

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.
By: Theodore W. Higginsworth

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.

Today should be a day of pure happiness and love for you,
Enjoying and gathering with those who remain devoted and true.
I wish you the best in life, though we both know how hard it can be,
But I pray that God will open your doors to brighter opportunities.

Thank you so much for your kindness, loyalty, and forgiveness.
You've promised me many times that I'll never travel life without a witness.
So happy blessed birthday, my friend; thanks for being there for me.
I miss you deeply, but you're always in my memories.
By: Edarly Edouard

Count Your Garden By the Flowers
Count your garden by the flowers
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your day by golden hours
Don't remember clouds at all.
Count your nights by stars not shadows.
Count your life by smile not tears.
And with joy on every birth day count your age by friends not years...

By Edouard Zania

A Birthday Gift
No gift I bring but worship, and the love
Which all must bear to lovely souls and pure,
Those lights, that, when all else is dark, endure;
Stars in the night, to lift our eyes above;

To lift our eyes and hearts, and make us move
Less doubtful, though our journey be obscure,
Less fearful of its ending, being sure
That they watch over us, where'er we rove.

And though my gift itself have little worth,
Yet worth it gains from her to whom `tis given,
As a weak flower gets colour from the sun.
Or rather, as when angels walk the earth,
All things they look on take the look of heaven
For of those blessed angels thou art one.
By: Robert Fuller Murray

A few words
A few words, painless and short,
It's your birthday, be a sport.
At your age, you look great,
Have you been, lifting weight?

Wish you health, and all the best,
Joy and laughter, I suggest.
Happy birthday, one more time,
Times are tough; here's a dime.
By: Martin Dejnicki

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!

By: Theodore W. Higginsworth

It Feels So Good With You
It feels so magical in your company
We talk about so many things
We talk about our hopes
And things of the blings
We talk about our life to come
And other things per say
You are the reason for my life
Can't even stay a day without you
Coz I simply love you
For best sis forever
Happy birthday to you God bless you!

By: P. Knudsen

Happy Birthday Daughter
Dear Daughter,
How proud I am of everything that makes you such a wonderful person.
I'm lucky you're my daughter,
And I just want to make sure you know how much
You're love and always will be. Happy Birthday

For A Twenty-First Birthday
You cannot see the walls that divide your hand
From his or hers or mine when you think you touch it.

You cannot see the walls because they are glass,
And glass is nothing until you try to pass it.

Beat on it if you like, but not too hard,
For glass will break you even while you break it.

Shout, and the sound will be broken and driven backwards,
For glass, though clear as water, is deaf as granite.

This fraudulent inhibition is cunning: wise men
Content themselves with breathing patterns on it.

By: Seymour John Tessimond

The Happiest Age
What age is happiest?
Had you asked me,
I would have made this plea:
the Now is best.

What joy to live with zest each newborn day;
and from the Moment wrest what Life will give away.
The Past is but a guest who came and went,
and left this one behest: to be content.

Think how To-day is blest!
We've eyes to see Nature in Beauty drest for you, for me.
What matter that the crest of Youth is past.
Youth lives within the breast with joys that last.
The will to do our best, and hands for giving.
Oh! Now's the happiest, best time for living!

What age is happiest?
Oh! hear my vow, for I have put the test -
the happiest's Now.
Sweet sighs and kindly jest for warmth and cheer;
and Love's most high bequest to crown the year.

By: Wilhelmina Stitch

You're always very special
You're always very special
And you should know today
That you are wished the nicest things
That life can bring your way,
Like warm and loving wishes,
And happiness and cheer,
and everything you need to start another happy year

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 thick-set 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 daïs 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.

By Christina Rossetti

Happy Birthday friend
Happy Birthday to the sweetest friend I know,
Nothing is more important to show,
Than my love for you,
You are the best thing happened to me,
You are my true bestie,
Happy birthday and have a nice day

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

Birthday of but a single pang
Birthday of but a single pang
That there are less to come
Afflictive is the Adjective
But affluent the doom

By: Emily Dickinson

A Prayer for a Mother's Birthday
Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer.

Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;
And may she know, from day to day,
The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee.

As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart, on Thee at rest,
Feel fears depart and troubles fade away.

Her every wish fulfill;
And even if Thou must refuse
In anything, let Thy wise will
A comfort bring such as kind mothers use.

Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may not understand
Life's winding way, lead her in peace divine.

I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But Thou, love's Lord, wilt not forget
Her due reward,--bless her in earth and heaven.

By: Henry Van Dyke

Old man pushing seventy
Old man pushing seventy,
In truth he acts like a little boy,
Whooping with delight when he spies some mountain fruits,
Laughing with joy, tagging after village mummers;
With the others having fun stacking tiles to make a pagoda,
Standing alone staring at his image in the jardinière pool.
Tucked under his arm, a battered book to read,
Just like the time he first set out to school.

By: LU YU

I, my dear, was born to-day-
I, my dear, was born to-day-
So all my jolly comrades say:
They bring me music, wreaths, and mirth,
And ask to celebrate my birth:
Little, alas! my comrades know
That I was born to pain and woe;
To thy denial, to thy scorn,
Better I had ne'er been born:
I wish to die, even whilst I say-
'I, my dear, was born to-day.'
I, my dear, was born to-day:
Shall I salute the rising ray,
Well-spring of all my joy and woe?
Clotilda, thou alone dost know.
Shall the wreath surround my hair?
Or shall the music please my ear?
Shall I my comrades' mirth receive,
And bless my birth, and wish to live?
Then let me see great Venus chase
Imperious anger from thy face;
Then let me hear thee smiling say-
'Thou, my dear, wert born to-day.'

By: Matthew Prior

Happy Birthday To My Daughter
How I loved you the day you were born
How I loved you growing into a beautiful woman
How much I wanted the best for you
Now I love what you have become

I watched you bloom like a beautiful flower
You nourished my life with your presence
You made me feel secure in my love
I am so proud of who you are

You taught me so much
Often it was not easy
We suffered in sorrow together
I was the tree…you were the strong branch

Now you have become the tree
Now, you are a mother yourself
Now a mother's love you can see
I thank God you are a part of me forever

You are only one day older than you were yesterday
Your birthday reminds us to celebrate your life
Be joyful, be fruitful, be peaceful, and be healthy
Happy Birthday daughter…and many more to come

by Pauline Grace

Birthday
I thank whatever gods may be
For all the happiness that's mine;
That I am festive, fit and free
To savour women, wit and wine;
That I may game of golf enjoy,
And have a formidable drive:
In short, that I'm a gay old boy
Though I be
Seventy-and-five.

My daughter thinks. because I'm old
(I'm not a crock, when all is said),
I mustn't let my feet get cold,
And should wear woollen socks in bed;
A worsted night-cap too, forsooth!
To humour her I won't contrive:
A man is in his second youth
When he is
Seventy-and-five.

At four-score years old age begins,
And not till then, I warn my wife;
At eighty I'll recant my sins,
And live a staid and sober life.
But meantime let me whoop it up,
And tell the world that I'm alive:
Fill to the brim the bubbly cup
Here's health to
Seventy-and-five!

By: Robert William Service

The Passing Years
Age is a quality of mind:
If you have left your dreams behind,
If hope is lost,
If you no longer look ahead,
If your ambition's fires are dead,
Then you are old.

But if from life you take the best
And if in life you keep the jest,
If love you hold,
No matter how the years go by,
No matter how the birthdays fly,
You are not old.

By: Edward Tuck

Its Your day
Hooray hooray! Today is your day,
The day you turn another age away,
Into the bin your old age goes,
In with the new one in it flows.
Today is your day don't hesitate,
Live yourself as a new age today!