Birthday Poetry Contest Semi-Finalists

Birthday Wishes For Family, Friends, And Loved Ones

30 Birthday Wishes For Family, Friends, And Loved Ones

These poems have been selected as semi-finalists for the January 2019 Birthday Poetry Contest.

  • Birthday Poetry Contest, First Prize $50 Amazon.com Gift Card!
  • Submission Deadline is January 25th. CLOSED.
  • Semi-Finalists Published through January 30th. CLOSED
  • Winner Announced: January 31st
  • The Winning Poem is - Special Day by Marie Matheny

Poetry Contests - All Winning Poems



  1. Happy Birthday, Far Away Friend

    in Birthday Poems

    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.

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    • Votes 79
    • Rating 4.60
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  3. Happy Birthday, Daughter

    The Joy A Daughter Brings Her Mother

    in Birthday Poems

    Many are the joys in life.
    I'm blessed with quite a few.
    Still, most of all I'm grateful
    To have a daughter just like you.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 56
    • Rating 4.52
    Featured Shared Story

    I am the daughter for which this poem was made. I am still amazed at my Mother's talent and how I didn't seem to inherit her amazing gift! She has been compared to some of the most well known...

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  4. My Friend On Your Birthday

    Wishing Your Friend A Happy Birthday

    in Birthday Poems

    Dear friend, let me say
    something on this special day
    Though we are far apart,
    You'll be always in my heart.

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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 142
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Day
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  6. January's Child Of Mine

    Son's Birthday In Heaven

    in Grief Poems

    January's child of mine,
    sweet miracle of God's design.

    Oh, how I can recall the night.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.36
  7. B - Is For Birthday

    Birthday Acrostic Poem

    in Birthday Poems

    H - is for the Happiest of all days
    A - is for All the wishes and praise
    P - is for the Presents you'll open with delight
    P - is for the Party that will last into the night

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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 188
    • Rating 4.33
  8. Happy Birthday, Super Star Sister

    Birthday Greetings For My Sister

    in Birthday Poems

    From the day you were born I've watched you grow
    Into the nicest person one could know.
    Love changes everything, words oh so true.
    My world changed the moment I first held you.

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    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.59
    Featured Shared Story

    Love your poem, Sister Beryl. You're a superstar.

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  10. Happy Birthday In Heaven

    in In Memory Poems

    The very first month
    Of each passing year
    Brings up your birthday
    Even though you're not here.

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.59
  11. Balloons In Heaven

    • By Sharon L. Rice
    • Published: January 20, 2019
    Celebrating A Birthday In Heaven

    in In Memory Poems

    Your birthday is here again,
    but in heaven you will be.
    We will celebrate your special day
    visiting you and your memorial tree.

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 24
    • Rating 4.58
  12. Happy Birthday, Son

    • By Anitha Devi Pillai
    • Published: January 26, 2019
    I've Always Loved You, Son

    in Birthday Poems

    From the moment I looked into your eyes,
    I knew that I was never going to be the same again.
    You held my gaze, not once looking away
    as you reached out to grip my finger.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 55
    • Rating 4.51
  13. Birthday Wishes To My Son In Heaven

    in In Memory Poems

    If I could have one wish in life,
    That wish would have to be
    That God would take away my pain
    And send you back to me.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 77
    • Rating 4.46
    Featured Shared Story

    I have lost but not forgotten my beautiful daughter, Rachel Snyder. She passed in 2002 from a bad car accident. She will always be a twinkle in the sky. She was always my little dragonfly....

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  14. Special Day

    Birthday Poem For A Dear Friend

    in Birthday Poems

    Here it is,
    Your special day,
    So I thought I'd take
    This time to say

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    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 135
    • Rating 4.45
    • Poem of the Day
  15. A Special Day

    • By Georgina Devlin
    • Published: January 24, 2019
    A Milestone Birthday

    in Birthday Poems

    Birthdays come and birthdays go,
    And some mean more than most,
    But you, my friend, dread all of them
    And never wish to boast.

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    • Votes 73
    • Rating 4.44
  16. Happy Heavenly Birthday

    My Dad's Birthday

    in Spiritual Poems about Death

    No presents bought, no candles blown; this year you walk on streets of gold,
    And it's so much more than the stories you've been told.

    The sun is shining on your face,

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 41
    • Rating 4.42
  17. A Heavenly Birthday

    Birthday Wishes To Daughter In Heaven

    in In Memory Poems

    You walk beside me every day.
    You're here in all I do and say.
    At night I close my eyes and pray
    To someone who took you away.

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 37
    • Rating 4.41
  18. Love And Hugs

    A Message For Your Special Day

    in Birthday Poems

    A bunch of flowers,
    A homemade cake,
    That special gift,
    A birthday steak.

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 56
    • Rating 4.39
  19. Her Birthday

    • By Neha Meharde
    • Published: January 24, 2019
    My Best Friend's Birthday

    in Birthday Poems

    It's your birthday and I sit down to write,
    Reminiscing those times so bright.
    We've been together through thick and thin
    We've lived through the hurdles to win.

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    • Votes 63
    • Rating 4.35
  20. Happy Birthday

    • By Vashni Kelly
    • Published: January 24, 2019
    The World Has Been Blessed By You

    in Birthday Poems

    The world was blessed with your beauty on this very special day.
    Thank you for being so truly great with the amazing personality you portray.

    Your grace cannot be matched as it's unique in every way.

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.33
  21. Birthday Wish

    Birthday Wishes For A Little Girl

    in Birthday Poems

    A cake with a lit candle,
    Presents with ribbons and bows,
    A bike with pink, glittery handles,
    A little girl who grows and grows.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 360
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 34
    • Rating 4.29
  22. Happy Birthday, Son

    Birthdays Continue Even After Death

    in Birthday Poems

    Though you cannot see me,
    Just know that I am near,
    Singing happy birthday
    Softly in your ear.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 22
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 17
    • Rating 4.24
  23. Birthday Blessings, Son

    Thanking The Lord For Son

    in Birthday Poems

    I'd like to thank the Lord above,
    for this little life He's given to me.
    Without His gift of love,
    your birth would never be.

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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 64
    • Rating 4.23
  24. My Mum's Birthday

    • By Suzanne N. Painter
    • Published: January 27, 2019
    Remembering The Memories Of A Mother

    in In Memory Poems

    I lost you all those years ago,
    But memories don't fade; they grow.
    Your special day will always be
    One that means so much to me.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 10
    • Rating 4.20
  25. A Friend For Life

    Birthday Poem For Husband

    in Birthday Poems

    Out of all the blessings
    Life has bestowed on me,
    You are the loveliest of all -
    This is not hard to see.

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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 27
    • Rating 4.19
  26. Missed Birthday

    Birthday Wishes To Last The Whole Year

    in Birthday Poems

    I'm so sorry I missed your birthday.
    A special day, I know it's true.
    But birthdays are only here one day,
    And I love you the whole year through.

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    • Votes 33
    • Rating 4.12
    Featured Shared Story

    Sister Beryl, I do believe words from your own heart mean so much more. They are priceless.

  27. Happy Birthday To The Queen Of Our Hearts

    Our Mother's 80th Birthday

    in Birthday Poems

    Poems are written every day for moms across the earth.
    Stories, songs, and ballads, all trying to tell her worth,

    How every day she battled, the odds against her stacked,

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    • Votes 20
    • Rating 3.95
  28. Let Happy Soar And Birthday Fly

    • By John F. Rathbone
    • Published: January 27, 2019
    Enjoy Your Special Day

    in Birthday Poems

    Birthday girl, birthday girl,
    Let's seize the day, dance and twirl

    Jump up high and touch the sky

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    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 14
    • Rating 3.64
  29. Birthdays In Heaven

    Remembering The Birthday Of A Friend Who Passed Away

    in Loss of a Friend Poems

    I remember the first day we met.
    You were all smiles, always happy.
    This I must say is the saddest birthday yet
    Because I still haven't learned to forget.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 226
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 73
    • Rating 4.60
  30. The Tongue-Tied Lover

    • By William Brook
    • Published: January 29, 2019
    Happy Birthday Card For Her

    in Birthday Poems

    I ask the heav'nly stars above
    how I might send thee words of love -
    for my impov'rished words won't do
    when sending words of love to you.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 399
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 60
    • Rating 4.47
    Featured Shared Story

    There are times one comes across poetry that captivates the heart,
    creeps inside never to depart...

    Wonderful!!!

    An exquisite ace of diamonds classic
    that only a magician could...

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  31. My Perfect Gift

    The Gift Of Life

    in Birth Poems

    To celebrate is to embrace an act of wonder and joy,
    To show the whole world you have a girl or a boy.

    A date that will be written forever in time,

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    • Votes 18
    • Rating 4.28
    Featured Shared Story

    Thank you for your very kind words.

  32. To My Little Brother

    Watching My Little Brother Grow

    in Birthday Poems

    A year has passed away,
    Never to be back.
    I hope this little greeting
    Suffices as a plaque.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 16
    • Rating 4.13
  33. Elaine's Sixty-Fifth Birthday

    A Birthday Poem To A Very Dear Friend

    in Birthday Poems

    Sixty-five wonderful years, every one of them filled with love and laughter,
    may all your fondest wishes come true, today and forever after.

    We all celebrate the fact that you've reached this age.

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    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.09

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