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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

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Jon Bratton

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses 

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have the longer you live!

Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. -- Groucho Marx

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. Dave Barry

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. Jerry M. Wright

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Today is the yesterday you worried about tomorrow.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. Fred Astaire

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.- Phyllis Diller

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.- John P. Grier

*****

The lazy person's gift
Is cash stuck in a card
It's what a person does
Who doesn't try very hard

But I thought long and hard
I pondered day and night
Sweated that I'd get it wrong
Knowing you'd get it right

You'd pick the perfect gift for you
That's when this thought came in a flash
This is not just cash I'm giving you
It's a thoughtful person's cash

Jon Bratton c 2007

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

We bring you printable Happy funny, short, romantic, hilarious, humorous, sweet Birthday Poems Quotes Verses, 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. 



If I'd known I was going to live this long,
I'd have taken better care of myself-
Ubie Blake

First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. Branch Rickey

Age is a high price to pay for maturity. ~ Tom Stoppard

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball

Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity? William Shakespeare -

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them. - Ogden Nash -

The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

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To a Twin from a Twin

Happy (50th), twin of mine
I wish you fondest love, I do
By the way and by coincidence
It's my (50th) birthday too

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Having been through PMT and HRT
You deserve an OBE and a PhD
While you're very old, you're not RIP
But you're overdue for an MOT

And I don't need ESP
Indeed, any B can clearly see
You're a (60) year old wrinkle-ly
Congrats, you're now an OAP

But hey, with a posh frock and a bit of slap
you can be dead pretty..
...for a pensioner

Happy Birthday ( Mildrid )

Jon Bratton c 2005

**

So many candles
So little cake





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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

(Apart fom it taking 4 hours 
to painstakingly make
by an incredibly skilled and talented
craftsperson...)

The only thing special about this card..
Is the person holding it
Happy Birthday

**

For a new teenager

Start being very awkward
Refuse to eat your greens
Turn your room into a trash pile (Council Tip)
It's the law, you've reached your teens

Throw several tantrums daily
Become a right stroppy toad
You've got no choice you must obey
The Teenage Behaviour Code

It's said you'll get all grumpy
And spend too long in bed
Say "it's not fair" an awful lot
In your teenage years ahead

But these can be exciting times
Energetic, full of beans
Don't rush to be an adult
Take your time, enjoy your teens

A very happy 13th birthday

Jon Bratton © 2007

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Of all the days to celebrate, 
This one out shines the rest, 
Here's hoping that your 13th
Is your happiest and best

Welcome to your teens.

** 

Some people want presents, 
Some want a birthday bash.
But you? Same thing every year.
You just want cash 

Happy Birthday
You're now a teen
…without the cash!
I'm sooo mean

**

Enjoy your birthday, Darling
Indeed, I'll see that you do
This comes with love (and a promise)
From your wife...and best friend too

**

May all your birthday dreams come true
..especially the tall, dark, dishy ones
Happy Birthday,

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Feeling old? 
At least you're still on the right side of the grass.

Happy birthday..and keep gardening 

** 

You're old enough to sleep by yourself 
and young enough not to want to have to.

**

Happy Birthday Old Buddy
Are you like me a bit?
I let my mind wander, it didn't come back... 
But better over the hill...
...than under it.

Jon Bratton c 2006

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Now you've turned forty, 
I should be able to change you, 
like a banknote, for two twenties

Happy Big Four-O Day

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Brothers (Sisters) like you are hard to find
There are so many pubs....(shoe shops) 
...you could be in any one of them!

Happy Bro-Day
(Happy Sis-Day) 

Verse submitted by Peejay
Adapted from a commercial card
(Not recommended for use on cards that you sell) 

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Yesterday, you were (five)
Just a kid, a kitten, a pup
But today, you're (six) years old
You're soooo growed up

Jon Bratton c 2005

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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses


 It's easier to get older than it is to get wiser... 

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It's frustrating when you know all the answers,
but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

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Middle age is when broadness of the mind 
And narrowness of the waist change places.

**

After 50, you're a WOW
-a wiser older woman,
Aging isn't about losing youth,
But gaining wisdom.

If life begins at 40....
What just ended for you ?

Happy 40th Birthday

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Her Majesty isn't sending you a telegram this year 
but...
...she's happy to know you're halfway there!

**

As you get older,
you gain knowledge,
tolerance and serenity
...then your teeth fall out.
Happy Birthday,

**

Forty is the old age of youth;
Fifty is the youth of old age.

**

Forty isn't old...
If you're a tree !

Happy Birthday,
you young sapling you

**

Growing old is mandatory... 
Growing up is optional !

Happy Birthday
(and keep acting your shoe size) 

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Loving, learning, a world to be seen.
So much before you are sweet sixteen.

**

Another candle on your cake?
Well, that's no cause to pout.
Be glad that you have strength enough
To blow the damn thing out.

**

Health to you
Wealth to you
All the best that life can give to you.
May fortune still be kind to you,
And happiness be true to you,
And life be long and good to you,
Is the toast of all your friends to you.

**

As you are at seven, so you are at seventy.

**

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

**

Age is like fine wine.... 
It gets better with time !! 
Happy Birthday,

**

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Age isn't important unless you're cheese. 

**

As you grow older, you stand for more and fall for less.

**

At your age...
You've got achy, breaky everything !!

**

At your age...
You've seen it all...you've heard it all...
You've done it all....

You just can't remember it all...

**

Beautiful young people are acts of nature, 
But beautiful old people are works of art

**

Grey hair is a glorious crown won by a righteous life.

**

If things get better with age,
Then you are approaching Magnificent.

**

First a bother
Then a brother
Now a friend

**

This is a special hand-made card, (Bill)
With a message to impart
Have the very bestest birthday
These words are from the heart

**

May your birthday be as special as you are! 

**

Growing up is for trees, stay young have fun! 

**

Classic, Genuine, Antique Person...
They just don't make 'em like this anymore!!

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Count your age by friends, not years.

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Don't regret growing old
....it is a privilege...
denied many...! 

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50 is the age of discovery....
you discover you're old!!! 

**

Inside every older person 
is a young person 
wondering what the hell happened ! 
Happy Birthday,

**

It used to be wine, women and song... 
now it's beer, the old lady and TV !! 

**

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Poems for one year olds on reaching their first birthday
How amazing you're already ONE!
What a precious person you've become

**

A One-year-old child is so many things 
-- A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead, 
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead...

**

A year's gone by,
How time has flown,
We can't believe 
how (name)'s grown! 
She's such a joy 
and so much fun, Oh my! Your baby's
turning ONE!

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

You're as cute as a bug
So precious to hug 
A darling child
Who's nice to be near.
So.. hope turning one
Is happy and fun
And takes you along
To a second great year


Poems for two year olds on reaching their second birthday

You can walk and talk now that you're TWO.
It's so much fun to play with you. 

**

A Two-year-old child is so many things --
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead,
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead...

**

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Two years gone by,
How time has flown,
We can't believe
how (name)'s grown!
She's such a joy
and much fun too,
Oh my! Your baby's
turning Two!

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You're as cute as a bug
So precious to hug
A darling child
Who's nice to be near.
So.. hope turning two
Is happy and fun
And takes you along
To a third great year

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

The most amazing thing about turning THREE
Is your world's now filled with discoveries.

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You've grown so big now that you're FOUR.
You're not so little anymore.

**

Hooray! Hooray! You're finally FIVE
Bet you thought this day would never arrive.

**

Turning SIX is a big event 
Filled with fun and merriment

**

Just because you're (30) (40) (50), 
Don't despair, oh no
Overnight you won't discover 
You've lost your get up and go.
Nor will you become all wrinkled,
Nor ache from head to toe.
So even though you're ripening
Don't regard it as a blow,
You won't suddenly look decrepit ....

...Cos that happened long ago!!

**

I wouldn't
say that
you're old...
...you've just been
young longer
than most of us.

Happy Birthday

**

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

For your birthday, I'm sure that you'd like
A home cooked meal and a glass of wine
So I called your mother and she said Yes,
Next Wednesday, at her place, suits her fine.

Jon Bratton c 2007

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Happy Birthday, Mum
May all your wishes come true...
Except for the one about 15 grandchildren.

**

Don't do anything embarrassing
on your birthday this year.
You don't have as much time
to live it down as you used to.

**

Sure I believe you're 29!
Of course, we 22-year-olds
can be very gullible.

**

I realize that getting old
can seem intimidating at first...

But what's it like now???

Happy Birthday

**

Have you always looked this young?
Or is it just an annoying habit
you've picked up in your old age?

Happy Birthday

**

Gray hair is a glorious crown won by a righteous life.

If things get better with age, then you are approaching Magnificent.

You should really celebrate on your birthday. Take TWO naps today.

**

The polar ice caps are melting
Prevention measures, we must take
So please don't think of lighting
All those candles on your cake

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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

It's only natural
to become quieter as we grow older...
It's not easy to talk
and hold in your stomach
at the same time!

**

Heard your birthday was cancelled...
...due to lack of aging!

Have a Great One!

**

Happy Birthday
You've got a great life, 
you look wonderful and your health is good...
How could a measly present from me compete with that? 

**

As we grow older we often find that 
it is often better to light one small candle...
...than to be seen in fluorescent lighting. 

Happy Birthday

**

The worst part about lying about your age
is when everybody believes you...
...and you realize
that you could have gone
even lower!

**

Never lie about your age
except in the case of an emergency...
...like if somebody should ask how old you are.

**

It's your birthday,
but I don't think of you as a little older...
...I think of you as a lot older.

**

Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

You can either continue
to get older
or you can die...
What do you mean
you want to think about it
for awhile?

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I've never really doubted your age...
You were just born ahead of your time!

Happy Birthday

**

This birthday card was made
for a person just your age...
It's got a very high fibre content.

**

You're having a BIRTHDAY,
so don't just sit there...
...Do something OLD.

**

Granddads give you lots of chocs 
And let you stay up late,
Then they give you lots of pop
And sweeties by the crate.
They tell you brilliant stories of when
Mum & Dad were small
You then find out the real truth,
They weren't so good at all
They're Father Christmas all year round
They never ever bug you.
With massive hearts and open arms
Just waiting there to hug you

Submitted by Peejay
Nicked from a commercial card
(Not recommended for use on cards for sale)

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Now you've reached the big (five O)
Don't start to dye your hair
Don't think of having face lifts
And don't change the clothes you wear
Don't modify your language
Don't rebel and cause outrage
Decide to do the decent thing
Just lie about your age

Submitted by Peejay
Nicked from a commercial card
(Not recommended for use on cards that you sell)

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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

For verses about habits or traits to include in a birthday tribute for example:

Ok, so you fall asleep in the chair
Your snoring's not that bad (great)
As for the sound you make when you sing
It's very...similar, Dad (Mate)

Jon Bratton c 1997

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You're not at all like a (30) year old
And (I) mean what (I) say
Mind you, being a (Jm Reeves) fan
Is a dead giveaway

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Happy Birthday (Margaret)
You've reached the big (four)-0
You're getting old, so it's OK
If you start running slow

You can quit all that hoovering
You can stop being so keen
To tidy up and decorate
Polish, scrub and clean

Jon Bratton c 1998

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You're entering the "metallic years"...
Silver in your hair, gold in your teeth
And lead in your bottom 

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You're just a 16 year old girl,
Locked in an old ladies body!

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You're not 40....
You're 18 with 22 years of experience!

**

You're not ageing....You're marinating 

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You're not old...
You've just been young a very long time 

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Now that you're 40
Life begins , they say
Down a few pints at (The Black Horse)
And enjoy your special day

Jon Bratton c 1997

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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

You've reached a famous milestone
As best as (I) can gauge
You've joined the over 40's
In bust, as well as age

Jon Bratton c 1995

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At (50) you're now over the hill
And on the downward part
Your body is showing signs of wear
But you're still young at heart

Jon Bratton c 1998

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You have been the light of my life
For 16 years
This special day for you
Is also very special to me
I love you

Submitted by Margaret

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For a birthday on 25th December:

A very happy birthmas
Merry Chrisday too
They just don't sell cards like this
So I made it just for you

Cos you're sooooo special

Jon Bratton c 2004

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This will probably be
Your best birthday ever

Considering all the practice you've had

**

Age does not determine who's right,
it only determines who's left!

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Happy Birthday Poems Quotes Verses

Age is a matter of mind
and if you don't mind 

it doesn't matter !!

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Age is a number, old is in your head. 

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50 year old - one owner
Needs parts, make an offer

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50 

That's dead in dog years !!

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First, you were a good BOY,
Then, you became a nice KID,
You were then a great GUY,
Later, you grew up to be a fine MAN,

Now, you're just an old FART !!


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