Help and Inspiration for Birthday Verses, Poems and Messages

Finding birthday verses to express your birthday greeting can be a tough job.

Putting together birthday card verses and thinking of the something suitable off the cuff leaves many people stuck for words.

A birthday card represents your birthday message of good will to a friend, relative, loved one or colleague.

They make us feel good about ourselves, with often a thought about the coming year and what's important.

Hand writing a personal message in a card shows you care enough to write more than just Happy Birthday!

Here is a gathering of free birthday verses for birthday cards, messages and poems that I hope will inspire you...feel free to amend or adapt how you like.

The following are some verses for birthday cards that I wrote for friends and family, and further down are some quick birthday one liners...

A Special Rhyme

I wrote this special birthday rhyme,

Especially for you,

Wishing you a wonderful time,

That lasts the whole year through.

For Absent Friends

With great regret I can't be there,

So I penned this poem to show I care,

Wishing you all that you wish for your self,

Friendship, happiness, wealth and health.

Birthday Star


Happy Birthday Little Star,

How I wonder how you are,

May your birthday dreams come true,

in everything you ever do.

Personlised Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Luke,

and this is not a fluke!

We think of your birthday every year,

It's written in our diary here.

Sending you our birthday wishes,

Hope Mum lets you off the dishes!

There are many ways to wish loved ones, friends and colleagues a Happy Birthday. Singing songs, especially happy birthday is traditional, usually when serving the cake! Here are some alternative ways to sing Happy Birthday

Instead of birthday verses, here are some one-liners and short quotes you could use.

Birthday Verses
  • Only your best friends remember your birthday but not your age!
  • Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.
  • Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.- Chili Davis
  • In a years time the things you didn't get round to doing will be your biggest regrets. Make them your best memories - go for it this year!
  • Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.- Franklin P. Jones
  • You're only ever as old as the woman you feel
  • Age is just a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
  • Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.- C.E.M. Joad
  • I don't care whether this rhymes, I'll love you until the end of time.

You're in my heart, you're in my soul

you'll be my breath when I grow old.

You are my lover my best friend.

Rod Stewart

  • "Smile while you still have teeth!"
  • Inside every older person is a younger person -wondering what the hell happened.- Cora Harvey Armstrong
  • One more nail in the coffin!
  • Birthdays and birthday verses are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.- Larry
  • The more candles, the bigger the wish.

Birthday cards can be the same

That just seems so very lame.

This one's different from the start

Because it came straight from the heart.

  • With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.- William Shakespeare
  • Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.- Pope John XXIII

I came across a fine feel good site recently, written by Paul Berchtold. Paul has a very comprehensive site called Thank Your Stars, and has a good selection of birthday and thank you poems Go and check them out...

The Birthday Poem


Born on Monday,

Fair in face;

Born on Tuesday,

Full of God's grace;

Born on Wednesday,

Sour and sad;

Born on Thursday,

Merry and glad;

Born on Friday,

Worthily given;

Born on Saturday,

Work hard for your living;

Born on Sunday,

You will never know want.

-Anonymous

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One for the Kids

We have created a very special Cat in the Hat Poem - perfect for kids - you can see it performed as a special birthday greeting by our very own cat in a hat here...

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