21 Best And Funny 50th Birthday Poems

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50th birthday is a special milestone that calls for surprises and celebrations. We bring you some thoughtful 50th birthday poems in this post that can help you surprise your family and friends on their special day.

These poems are more than just words. They carry emotions and feelings to make the celebrant laugh and feel blessed with gratitude. Sharing them will create a unique and memorable experience of love and affection. So, scroll down for inspirational and creative poems to mark the golden jubilee celebrations.

Poems To Celebrate The 50th Birthday 

Make the 50th birthday celebrations of your loved ones more special by penning down a few verses and let them know what they mean to you.

1. 50th Surprise

Happy 50th birthday,
with this half-century surprise.
It was a priceless moment
that looks in your eyes.

We’re all gathered here
since we love you and care.
In your fifty sweet years,
we’re so excited to share.

This special celebration,
we shall not take lightly.
Many hugs will arrive,
warm and quite tightly.

You’ve had fifty years to prepare,
a Sinatra-style speech.
As you speak from your heart,
the young you will teach.

Your successes we’ll measure,
not through your bank amount.
But by your many blessings,
as we sit here and count.

Happy 50th birthday,
with this half-century surprise.
May your youthful enthusiasm continue
as you reach for the skies.


2. Happy 50th Birthday, My Love

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I have waited for this day all year,
To celebrate your 50th birthday, my dear.
My love for you, words cannot explain,
I will always cherish; our dances in the rain.

When we are just a day apart,
I feel so empty and sad in my heart.
You mean absolutely, everything to me,
With you by my side, I feel so free.

On this very special day, I just want to say,

Happy 50th Birthday, my love; here’s a Hug and Kiss.

— Terri Ilene Sevrinsky

3. Dance in the Rain

Happy 50th birthday,
we cheerfully extend.
To the most wonderful person
and loving dear friend.

We hope all your wishes,
certainly, come true.
Our bond and our friendship,
through the years has just grew.

Happy 50th birthday,
with good health that shall last.
May joy fill your heart
when you think of the past.

Your values and dreams,
we shall always support.
These words and this poem
is forever too short.

Happy 50th birthday
to us; you are dear.
You bring joy to our souls
whenever you’re near.

Till the end of our days,
our friend, you’’ll remain.
You’ve turned only fifty,
so go dance in the rain.

— Unknown

4. Old but made of gold

So now you’re turning 50
It seems so odd to me
That a man can reach such a ripe old age
With such a creaky knee.

Your children love you dearly.
And that’s surprising, too.
That kids will love a geezer so old
But I guess that’s what kids do

To grow so old and feeble.
And to think that you still drive!
Watch out! Old fart! Should be on your car
To help other drivers survive.

So, let me wish you the very best
With this little birthday rhyme
You might be old, but you’re made of gold
Happy Birthday! You’re doing just fine!

— Unknown

5. Turning Fifty

Having known war and peace
and loss and finding,
I drink my coffee and wait
for the sun to rise,

With kitchen swept, cat fed,
the day will quiet,
I taste my fifty years
here in the cup.

Outside, the green birds come
for bread and water.
Their wings wait for the sun
to show their colors.

I’ll show my colors too.
Though we’ve polluted
even this air I breathe
And spoiled green earth;

though, granted life or death,
death’s what we’re choosing,
and though these years we live
scar flesh and mind,

still, as the sun comes up
bearing my birthday,
having met time and love
I raise my cup –

dark, bitter, neutral, clean,
sober as the morning –
to all, I’ve seen and known –
to this new sun.

— Judith Wright

6. Rose

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Your 50th birthday
is like a second bloom.
You bring excitement and joy
when you enter a room.

Elegance and beauty
is your natural theme.
From an enchanted place,
in a faraway dream.

You have proven that true beauty,
awakens with age.
I know you’re prepared,
to turn this next page.

Your humble soft nature,
is just like a rose.
Confidence and beauty,
it mutually shows.

Under the sunshine of life,
so gentle you seem.
But those who may challenge you,
always end with a scream.

It’s your 50th birthday,
and we’re enjoying your bloom.
The scent of your passions,
we shall gladly consume.

— Unknown

7. Steak

To find you, old man
must look over the hill.
You should begin
writing your will.

If you think that cruel,
just look at your grey hairs.
Try to get used to
those puzzled, shocked stares.

You’re not 50,
just $49 plus tax.
To communicate,
you still use a fax.

So how does it feel,
with a half-century behind?
Maybe it’s time
to simply be kind?

But what’s the hardest lesson,
till fifty you’ve learned?
You worked your butt off,
for every dollar, you’ve earned.

It’s sad that your candles,
cost more than the cake.
Today is your 50th,
so go kill a steak.


8. Fifty Years

Fifty years is half a century.
That’s fifty years you’ve
Had to give us all so
Many hugs
So much laughter
And all the love you had.
Now it’s your time, Mom.
Sit back and relax.
Today, we’re cooking.
And washing up the plates.
Today, we’re letting.
You know
Just how special
Your fifty years have been to us.
We look forward to fifty more.

— Unknown

9. 50 only comes once

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Your 50th year
Is an incredible time
So take full advantage
Of your amazing prime

And celebrate life,
The tears and successes
That have brought you to where you are
And all your life possesses

With the lessons, you’ve gained
And the wisdom you share
Every soul you touch
knows how deeply you care

You’ve made incredible leaps.
In your fulfilling career
Building strength upon strength
And year upon year

So enjoy this year
And say “Yes” a lot
Fifty only comes once
So give it your best shot!

— Unknown

10. Here’s to 50 more

Welcome to being 50!
You’ve reached a special point.
Some will never make it to,
But you didn’t disappoint.

You’ve conquered many an obstacle.
You’ve achieved many a dream.
You’re greying at the temples.
And your eyes still have a gleam.

You’re entering another phase,
It’s one you’ll love the most.
An amazing time of freedom!
So I’d like to make a toast…

To a man that we all know
And who all of us adore,
Congratulations on your 50 years,
And here’s to 50 more.


11. The best time of your life

The best time of your life
Will start from here on
Of many happy memories
This is just the dawn
The most exciting patch
Of life, you will now see
I wish you good health and happiness
As you celebrate turning fifty

— Vez

Funny 50th Birthday Poems

If you share a good rapport with your friend or family member, share funny poems that can take everyone through a lighthearted and humorous vein of this significant milestone.

12. A Living Success

Welcome to the beginning,
of youth of old age.
Wrinkles and hair loss,
have escaped from their cage.

To look back at the past,
there’s no rational aim.
Gravity is winning,
the fight with your frame.

This 50th celebration,
was not a request.
For family and friends,
It’s simply a test.

All of your moves,
They’ll examine precisely,
and measure your waistline,
not very nicely.

From this day forward,
if you showcase ambition.
You’ll certainly require
the doctor’s permission.

Just take it easy; there’s no need to stress.
In the 17th century,
you’d be a living success.

— Unknown

13. Over The Hill

You’re over the hill,
So take a pill.
Aches and pains,
Always complains.

Supermarket clothes,
Everyone knows.
Children’s taxi service,
Won’t make you nervous.

Youth of old age,
Demand the best wage.
Relax and chill,
You’re over the hill.

— Martin Dejnicki

14. All Grown Up

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You’ve just turned 50!
You’re finally all grown up.
And ready to party!
Here are your slippers
And your favorite robe.
How about a heating pad
For your back and hip?
A warm glass of milk
For your troubled tummy,
A glass for your teeth,
And a cushion for your seat.
Hope this Birthday is nice and quiet.
At your age, you need your rest.

— Natasha Niemi

15. At 50

Empathy, the greatest virtue of all,
Memorable situations to recall.
Have no shame; if you don’t know,
With humble honesty, you will glow.

Odds of keeping an open mind,
Same as the waistline, that is kind.
Actions stronger than words,
Don’t need to follow the herds.

Never gave up on your kids,
Learned to pick, the right forbids.
Finally, the puzzle came together,
You survived intensive weather.

— Unknown

16. Big “Five-O”

You have made it to the big “Five-O,”
Born and raised many ages ago.
Tried to influence at least a million,
Mirror succeeded, only one civilian.

Now at fifty, you might need a cane,
Trade it for your aging brain.
Cannot decipher, without reading glasses,
All those discounted subways passes.

Adult diapers, you must invest,
Extra layers we suggest.
So many candles on that cake,
If you count, I won’t stay awake.

Don’t worry; you’re not losing your mind,
If you forget, I’ll try to remind.
After fifty years; still immature,
Unfortunately, they don’t have a cure.

— Martin Dejnicki

17. Happy Half! 00

Turning 5-0 is nothing to fear!
It all goes downhill from here.
You’ll soak your teeth next to your bed
You’ll thin out atop your head
You’ll slow down and hate loud things.
Your underarms will look like wings.
You’ll never have to wait in line.
You’ll even make a Tom Jones shrine!
Happy half a hundred! Happy Half a lifetime!

— Kayla Metoxen

18. Hill Climber

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I bet you never thought 50 would come
on your doorstep like a ghost of the future.
Yet it’s arrived, and just like a bad dream,
it beckons you over the hill (like an aging loser).

But, the uphills climb’s done, now you’re treading the top,
and the top means you’re done age-fighting.
And when all your friends are climbing up the same hill,
You’ll be flying your way back down it!

Happy birthday, hill-climber.

— Heather Spiva

19. A Delightful Age

I look at my hands; liver-spotted, blue-veined
and muse on the taste of the cheese by that name.
I ponder and think of one thing and another
and the face in the mirror that looks like my mother.

I go to Tai Chi for balance and hope
I don’t get Alzheimer’s and try to elope
with the neighbor’s hubby who tidies my garden,
(he says it will help stop his arteries harden)

I don’t need home help; I can still climb a ladder
the heart’s a bit “dickey,” and so is the bladder.
If this is old age, then it’s pretty good value, so pour me a wine and pass the Sudoku.

— Deryn Pittar

20. Not Quite Over the Hill

Over the hill is what they used to say,
To anyone celebrating a 50th birthday.

Don’t listen to anything that you’re told,
Being 50 is great; you’re not really so old.

Just ‘cause your knees are weak doesn’t mean you’re getting old,
And if your hand’s a little shaky, it’s still nice enough to hold.

So your hair’s a little thinner, don’t waste time worrying about that.
So your waist is a bit thicker; you’re just more cuddly with a little fat.

And even if your gums are starting to recede,
You can always buy more teeth if you really feel the need.

So don’t fret about turning 50, don’t face the day with dread,
‘Cause age is just a number, and it’s all inside your head.

You’re really still as young as you believe yourself to be,
So embrace the fact you’re 50 and celebrate with glee.

— Unknown

21. Birthday Math

Fifty years have come and gone
since the day that you were born.

Half a century, or five decades,
is the amount of time that it equates.

Yet, no matter how much has changed,
the math remains the same.

But why worry about the amount of the number
when you cannot ever be a second younger?

For no one can subtract years or time.
In fact, they will keep on multiplying.

Understand that each year that you live,
you and the world have been given a gift.

And for this, we should celebrate.
So I’ll begin by saying, “Happy Birthday!”

— Kathy J. Rabon

If your friend or a family member has just completed half a century of their life, then this list of thoughtful 5oth birthday poems can be one of the best gifts. Celebrate their successful 50 years with a heartfelt, penned-down poem. You may also pair it with a gift or a bouquet to make it extra special and make their day more memorable. Pick one that fits best according to you and surprise them with your poetic side.

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Sravani holds a post-graduate degree in Biotechnology from SRM University, Chennai. Being an avid reader, she keeps herself up to date with research. Her interest lies in teaching new things to children in creative ways. For MomJunction, she covers literature and information/ facts articles for kids. Sravani likes to unwind by teaching to her son, spending time with her family,...
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