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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

but, first...

I've been writing verses
For 60 years...phew!
And d'yer know why I did it?
T'was especially for you

Jon Bratton

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes, Messages, Sayings

Hoping your Birthday is wondrous

In every which way

And throughout all next year

You have happiness day after day

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Is this your birthday?

'Tis alas! too clear,

'Tis but the funeral

Of the former year. 

I wrote that

With pride, fit to burst

But Alexander Pope

Wrote it first

But not to you, dear friend

Did these sentiments he bid

And not in your birthday card.

But I just did

Jon Bratton © 2014

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This card brings Birthday wishes most sincere
And you may think words are cheap, I fear
But I've included an invisible slice of niceness
And a (wife's*) love and loyalty and now it's priceless

*(wife's/husband's/mother's/father's/ friend's/daughter's/son's)

Jon Bratton © 2013
(published 11.15 GMT on 9th Feb 2013)

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My Birthday wish, this year for you
Is for your best year yet
A year where wants are very few,
But what you want, you get.
Have a wondrous birthday and year

Jon Bratton © 2008

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It’s your (53rd) birthday

May it be the happiest and the best.

Outshining, Overshadowing, Outdoing

And, indeed, eclipsing, all of the rest

Howsabout that for an overblown Birthday Greeting?

Jon Bratton © 2009

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Happy Birthday. You've got a great life,
You're healthy, you look wonderful, your tummy's flat
How could a measly present from me
Compete with all of that?

Jon Bratton © 2011

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Anyone can have a Birthday
But someone as nice as yourself
Deserves the very best of things
Better than most everyone else

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

The birthday of a friend tends to

bring on exaggerated sentiments

Except in this case!!

Jon Bratton © 2012

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more birthday verses poems quotes

I've borrowed the words but this wish is my own
Have the very best birthday you even have known

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The specific sections we have...follow after the general purpose birthday poems

...but first, I've seen a growing number of requests for poems that ask that guests at a birthday bash give a donation to charity rather than bring/send a gift to the birthday boy/girl
We live in a World where many have the means to buy almost anything they want and it makes the giving of a gift kinda redundant. What better than to turn this to a benefit to charity.

Here's a poem

Should you be contemplating a hugely expensive and overblown gift
To me, your well deserving, and very dear friend
A donation to charity
Truly, would please me, no end

Jon Bratton © 2011

For more
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What to write in Birthday Cards for that special birthday message? We want nice things ie messages, phrases, sayings, to say inside the birthday card and this is true even when the card already has a pre-printed verse..we still want to hand write that little extra We bring you both...the one liners and the full verses poems quotes, messages and greetings for and to mom and dad, parents, spouses, husband or wife or to friends, grandma or nan and granddad, brothers, sisters , from children, grandchildren,friend, mothers or daughters Some are serious poems, some are funny verses or quotes.

Age does not determine who's right,
It only determines who's left!
Happy Birthday O Remaining One

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Hope your Birthday is out of this world. 
You are a star.

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At your age, you probably get muddled

I'm the same, that's how I know

If you ever got lost, don't worry

Just change where you want to go

Jon Bratton © 2005

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May your Birthday be happy 
Let your Birthday be fun 
By law, your Birthday is required 

To be an extra special one. 

Jon Bratton © 2012

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old; 
you grow old because you stop laughing.

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As today is your birthday,

And coz you’re extraordinarily nice,

One wish will, in no way, suffice 

So here it is, not once, nor twice, but thrice

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy birthday to you

Jon Bratton © 2012

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All morning, afternoon, evening and night

May your birthday be wonderfully happy and bright

And may the year ahead be better than ever before……

May your happiness grow and dreams fulfilled even more

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Age is like wine.... 
It gets better with time 

And coincidentally,
It gets better with wine 

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Sing a song of birthdays,

Full of fun and cheer,

May you keep on having them,

For many, many happy years.

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Best Birthday Wishes are hereby sent to you

For happiness, the whole day, and year through

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Birthday Wishes

Sent with love and cheer

For all the very best to you

Throughout the year.

Jon Bratton © 2012

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This Birthday card’s job

Is solely is to say

I hope you have great fun

On your very special day

Jon Bratton © 2012

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You are very special

And you deserve the best

I wish you a wonderful year

Of success and happiness
Happy Birthday

Jon Bratton © 2012

Be wild and shocking today
A rebel and a bit of a lout
Go on, put your slippers on the wrong feet
And wear your cardigan inside out

Rock on, it’s your (74th) birthday

Jon Bratton © 2009

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At (whatever age person is), you’re not getting older,

 Just more distinguished!

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At fifty you’ve accumulated the knowledge, wisdom and data
Of a dozen Macs or Fifty Dells
This would be a tremendous asset if only senility and dementia 
Hadn’t wiped your memory cells
Happy 50th, err... whatsyername

Jon Bratton © 2009

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Congratulations on reaching the big Five-0
For that’s what friends are for
But tell me, do children now innocently ask you
If, when young, your pet was a dinosaur ?
And was it?
Happy (52nd)

Jon Bratton © 2009

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You're 50 and people call you middle aged. 
But I know very few 100 year olds, so 
You're waaaay past middle aged
Enjoy today, but careful as you go

Happy sedate Birthday

Jon Bratton © 2009

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

I like to remember friends

I think it’s such a blast

To send a special greeting

To a friend from the past

Yes, I like to remember friends

Who are in my birthday book

But I don’t know how they are now

Or even how they look

But my dear, dear friend

Do I remember you?

Frankly, not at all

It’s just a ritual, I’m going through

Kidding, (Bill), I’m kidding

Have a good ‘un

Jon Bratton © 2011

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Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. 
Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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Your body may need a tune-up, but your spirit has taken flight, Happy birthday

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Men are just like chocolates

Us girls know that is true

Found in bars they don't last long

Enough to satisfy you

And on that thought

Happy Birthday

Jon Bratton © 2011

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As you recognize, today, just how decrepit you've become,
Consider this, if I may be so bold.
There are numerous advantages to being in your fifties 
Just ask any eighty year old
Happy (56th)

Jon Bratton © 2009

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Another year,

Another race,

Another place,

The body aches.
May this birthday be light and easy.

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May you live as long as you want

And never want as long as you live

Isn’t this a philosophical Birthday Greeting

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Here’s hoping that your birthday

Will ring in, and bring,

All you undoubtedly deserve 

The best of everything

Jon Bratton © 2012

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This greeting’s sole role is

To wish you Birthday cheer,

And better yet, wishing happiness

 Increasing year by year!

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Today, on your birthday

May you be blessed

With all that makes you 

The very happiest!

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Today, on your birthday

Here’s wishing you good cheer

 So make it a good one

And hope that it could run

Happily onwards

 Till this time next year

Jon Bratton © 2012

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On your birthday have joyfulness
Indeed, let’s hope it’s bottomless

But most of all may you be blessed

With more than your share of happiness

Jon Bratton © 2007

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

As an oldie, you’ll receive the respect from the young 
That you once showed oldies, you’ll recall 
What goes around comes around
You’ll get no respect at all
But hey, enjoy your birthday, Coffin Dodger

Jon Bratton © 2009

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In this changing world,

It’s nice to know

That one thing is forever…

You’ll always be a so-and-so


Have a great Birthday

Jon Bratton © 2009

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You're (sixty) years of age.
That's just (16) Celsius. 
George Carlin, 1997

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Hope your Birthday is special

And the forthcoming year brings

Good times, good friends, good fortune

Indeed, limitless very good things

Jon Bratton © 2008

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This card abounds with loving thoughts

Especially for you,

And best wishes for your birthday

And for the year that follows, too

Happy Birthday

Jon Bratton © 2009

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

On your birthday, you are wished

For an extra special day

And may a further 364 days

Of happiness come your way

Happy Birthday

Jon Bratton © 2008

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Smile! It’s your birthday.

Laugh! At this card

Cry! There’s no present

Times! They are hard

Jon Bratton © 2012

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May great things

Swing your way,

And make your birthday

A fantastic day.

Jon Bratton © 2010

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Warm wishes for a great birthday

Full of happiness and cheer

And may it deservedly herald in for you

A wonderfully happy year

Jon Bratton © 2007

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Hope your (36th) birthday’s right on par

And as extra special as, indeed, you are

Jon Bratton © 2008

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

A mere acknowledgement of your birthday

Really wouldn’t do,

So, here’s high hopes of good fortune

To last the whole year through

Have a really cracking birthday

The very best for you is wished

And a year that's filled with all the things

At the top of your wish list

Jon Bratton © 2004

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Birthday Greetings

Here to say

May you have

A Marvelous Day

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The best of wishes for your Birthday
May it be happy from morn till night
And throughout the year that follows
Are wishes for all things bright
Happy Birthday.

Jon Bratton © 2004

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You're just an 18 year old girl,
Locked in an old lady’s body!

But don't you love being a WOW!
Wiser Older Woman

Jon Bratton © 2011

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As it’s your birthday, you’re entitled

To be self centered and a tad unfair

Indeed, self absorbed and self indulgence

So no change there

Consistency is good

Have a good ‘un

Jon Bratton © 2005

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This brings a wish for all 

The best a day and year 
can bring,
For someone
 who should always have

The best of everything!

Have a Happy Birthday

And a wonderful year!

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Happy Birthday Sayings

Your birthday reminds me of the old Chinese scholar..... Yung No Mo

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Another birthday? 
Why it seems only yesterday that you were a whole year younger.
Happy Birthday!

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keep telling yourself that you are one year wiser,
not older.

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Today on your birthday,

Enjoy spending your 1,440 precious moments,

Because they go quickly.

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Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. 
Herbert Asquith

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We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it. 

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Wrap the presents, bake the cake,
Do the birthday shimmy-shake

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Without birthdays we wouldn’t know how much makeup to put on in the morning.

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This is what they call people your age?
Sorry, I should have broken that to you gently

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. 
George Bernard Shaw

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You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. 
Ogden Nash

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Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. 
Don Marquis 

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They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. 

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The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.

Colleen McCullough

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Life begins at forty.

W B Pitkin

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Youth is a disease from which we all recover. 
Dorothy Fulheim

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You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience.

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Happy Birthday to someone who is forever young.

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I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.

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Lots of people are thinking of you on your birthday
I just wanted to let you know I'm one of them. 
Have a wonderful day

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

You're not special just because its your birthday today.
You're always special
Have a good one

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May this year be your best ever.

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Have a wonderful day and a fun filled year.

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes is the name of this page which has some great stuff for you, for and to best friend, boyfriend, special friend, girlfriend, brother, sister, mom, mum, mam,dad; some by me but most gathered from my World's supply of dusty quotation reference books, such as Elizabeth Knowles book subtitled Wiser, wittier words at your fingertips or Nigel Rees' Brewer's Famous Quotations

The worst (birthday) gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other

Johnny Carson

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You know you are getting older when the policemen start looking younger

Sir Seymour Hicks

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You are now at the age you should "wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit you"

Jenny Joseph

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Preparation for old age should not begin later than one's teens.

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

At your age you now have realized

Getting old isn't fair

And that it's hard to make a comeback

When you haven't gone anywhere

Jon Bratton © 2005

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The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination. 

 Louis Kronenberger

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Middle age: Later than you think, and sooner than you expected.

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Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

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Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened.

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Be kind to your kids, they'll be choosing your nursing home

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Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

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Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of (whatever age person is).

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

“You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.” 
Arnold Palmer

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

“You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

Bob Hope

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“Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.” 

Bob Hope

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“It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.” 

 Brigitte Bardot

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A life which is empty of purpose till 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. 

Arthur E. Morgan

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Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Birthday Quotes is a huge search but really quotes by famous folk are not particularly good for a birthday card. I suspect that what people really want are birthday sentiments. For example,

Have a lovely jubbly kinda day

Here's a whole bunch of birthday sentiments that I've written which make a change from 
Have a happy birthday
Have a nice day

They could be used for different friends, on their own or with this verse
It's your birthday so....
Have the sort of day
That will make you say
"Hip, hip hooray"
Have a whale of a day

And the chances oughta be fair
You'll have a cloud nine sorta year

Jon Bratton © 2013

The following can stand alone or be used with the above verse, which with different descriptions for the day and for the year gives thousands of different combinations

Have a whale of a day
Have a tickled pink day

Have a first rate day
Have a five star day
Have a top notch day
Have a World class day
Have a 24 karat day
Have a cloud nine day
Have a sunny side up day
Have a chirpy chirpy cheep cheep day

Have a hundred proof, gilt edged day

The combinations increase if you combine many together in an amusing exagerated way
Have a first rate, five star, top notch, world class, 24 karat day

Have a sunny side up, chirpy, chirpy cheep cheep, rinky dink, walking on air kinda day

Have a zippety do da day
Have a zippity doo dah day

There are several ways to spell this Disney creation and indeed the song lends itself to be used for a birthday
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my it's your birthday!
Plenty of sunshine heading your way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird on your shoulder
It's the truth, it's actch'll
Ev'rything is satisfactch'll
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Have a wonderful feeling, a wonderful birthday!

Have a gloriously gorgeous day 
Have a top drawer day

Have a peach of a day
Have a day of days
Have a rinky dink day 
Have a putting on the ritz day 
Have a pizzazz filled day 
Have a staggeringly stupendous day

Have a zippy day

Have a cheerful day

Have a contented day

Have a delightful day

Have a wonderful day
Have an ecstatic day

Have an elated day

Have a glad day

Have a joyful day

Have a jubliant day

Have a merry day
Have an overjoyed day
Have a pleasing day
Have an upbeat day

Have a blessed day

Have a chipper day

Have a convivial day

Have a gay day

Have a walking on air day

Have a sunny day

Have a sparkling day

Have a playful day

Have a perky day

Have a mirthful day

Have a smiling day

Have a jolly day

Have a flying high day

Have a winsome day

Have a pep filled day

Have a satisfying day

Have a serene day

Have an amazing day

Have a marvellous day

Have an outstanding day

Have a phenomenal day

Have a remarkable day

Have a wondrous day

Have a divine day

Have a groovy day

Have a matchless day

Have a splendiferous day

Have a stupendous day

Have a majestic day

Have a fab day
Have a grand day 
Have a mind blowing day 
Have a monumental day 
Have the very best of days 
Have a stunning day
Have a snazzy day 
Have a catchpenny day 
Have a day of days

Have an exquisite day of the very best order
Have a strikingly sterling day
Have a top notch day
Have an A1 day

Have a dashingly dandy day

Have a deluxe day

Have an uncommonly good day

Have a rare day

Have an exquisite day

Have a solid gold day

Have a winning day

Have a consummate day

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes, messages, phrases and sayings

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

And's another page of general birthday poems and quotes, followed by specific pages for, for example, mother, friend, kids, romantic 

General Birthday Verses 2 

Some birthday messages are verses, poems or quotes
Some are serious, some are funny
Humorous, nay hilarious, and free
By that I mean, no money
Some are traditional, rhyming, inspirational,
Romantic, short or long, different sizes
Indeed I have, for free use, hundreds 
In a host of different guises

Birthday Verses Poems Quotes 
These card wishes and greetings are for

* family members, as detailed

* good friends, best friends forever, real, true, special, close, dear old friends, cyber internet friends, co-workers and neighbors

and deal with reaching all birthday ages

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