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This funny birthday poems web page has, for your free non commercial use a collection of short, modern, hilarious poems on the theme of birthdays and getting old. They are all original and were written specially for this site. They are ideal for writing in birthday cards. We hope you enjoy them.
You’re known and respected
For your love of thrift,
And so, to honor this, I have
Not got you a gift.
Let’s drink ’til we fall over.
Let’s try not to think about
Tomorrow’s big hangover.
I believe <team name> will win the league.
I believe climate change will work out fine.
I believe every politician’s promise.
I believe that you are twenty nine.
Getting old is no fun
Don’t let it make you cross.
Have a few beers and soon
You will not give a toss.
There is a world record that
I think that you will break
Some time in the next few years –
It’s “candles on a cake.”
You’ve had many many birthdays,
Too many for me to mention,
But there are still one or two more
Before you start to draw your pension.
It’s your birthday, yet again,
I hope you have a ball.
I know you won’t be shocked to hear
I’ve got you bugger all.
Last year- twenty candles,
That does not sound a lot.
But that was not the whole cake,
Just on the slice I got.
People laugh at us and say
“Look at those old farts,
They’re from the past, a time when
Greensleeves was in the charts.”
I may have said this once before
But I’ll say it again.
The good old days were better –
We were younger then!
Let’s celebrate your birthday,
We’re young, for heaven’s sake!
Perhaps too old for clubbing,
But not too old for cake.
“The man who has everything”
That’s what everyone says.
I guess it must be all those gifts
From all your many birthdays.
Becoming old’s an awful thing,
It really breaks my heart.
You get your head together, and
Your body falls apart.
Becoming old is miserable
It’s really very sad.
I wonder at what age you start
To dance just like your dad?
Who cares how old you are?
Let’s leave your age unspoken.
Hope you get the gifts you want –
Pipe, slippers, and book token.
How to write funny birthday poems
Have you ever considered writing a funny birthday poem for a greeting card? It is really not as difficult as you might think. Just think of a joke or sentiment you want to express (see elsewhere on this site for ideas) and turn it into a four-line verse. There are only two rules. Firstly, it should rhyme – usually this means the last syllable of lines two and four should rhyme. It would be even better if lines one and three rhyme also, but this is optional. Secondly, it should scan – this means that the rhythm should be right. Real poets insist on following certain rules, but for the purposes of a verse for a card, if the rhythm sounds okay when you read it out loud, then it is fine.
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