40+ Birthday Poems For Friends And Best Friend

Writing or reciting birthday poems for friends is a great way to make their special day more memorable. Friends are an indispensable and irreplaceable part of your life. They support you through thick and thin without being judgmental. Having a friend who knows you inside out can be a true blessing. They are a reflection of your true self. There are many occasions when you can express what your friends mean to you, but showing your love and concern during their birthday can strengthen your bond. Here’s a list of heartwarming birthday poems that you can share with your buddy on their big day. Choose the verses and rhymes you like and share them with your friends.

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40+ Birthday Poems For Friends

Birthday Poem For A Friend

Poems are an excellent way to express your feelings, and wishing a buddy with a sweet birthday poem can make them feel loved.Select your favorite from these dedications.

1. Special Friend
Special friend birthday poem

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When a friend is special
their birthday is too –
That’s why these special greetings
are on their way to you.
And if your birthday brings you
surprises, great and small –
That’s just the way it should be
for the dearest friend of all.

Happy birthday, dearest friend.

—Anonymous

2. To The Strongest Lady I know, On Your Birthday

On your birthday,
I wanted you to know
that I am so fortunate
not only to have such
a strong female figure
in my life, but also
the most reliable,
trustworthy friend
I could wish for.

You are an inspiration
to many, including me!

Have the absolute best
day, you lovely lady!

—Anonymous

3. My Friend

My Friend,

On your special day
I quote Harold B. Lee
And say

“May you have
Enough happiness to keep you sweet,
Enough trials to keep you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to keep you happy,
Enough failure to keep you humble,
Enough success to keep you eager,
Enough wealth to meet your needs,
Enough enthusiasm to look forward,
Enough friends to give you comfort,
Enough faith to banish depression,
Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday.”.
Happy Birthday!!

—Anonymous

4. Another Year

Another year has passed.
A birthday for you is in store
May you find this coming year
Be one with lots of open doors.

Follow your dreams
Remember you can achieve
All that you dream
Whatever your mind can conceive

So this poem brings
wishes for you
in hopes that the coming year
is filled with things you love to do.

—Catherine Pulsifer

5. Happy Birthday

My wish for you on this special day
Is that the coming year goes well
And may life treat you great in all the ways
That my wishes and words can’t tell.

Behind you now is yesterday.
Let your experience and knowledge pave the way
Here’s to you and to your success
We know you will give it your best.

So happy, happy birthday
We wish you many more
and on this day to you, we say
We know life has good things in store.

—Theodore W. Higginsworth

6. One Gift You Cannot Buy

There’s one gift you cannot buy,
A buried treasure precious and true,
It’s the gift of a close, kind friend,
Exactly what I have in you.
We’ve shared each other’s joys,
And cried on each other’s shoulders,
These are our precious moments,
That make us stronger, even bolder.
So I wish you “Happy birthday,”
With all my heart and soul,
We’ll be best friends forever,
Two halves of one fabulous whole.

— Kevin Nishmas

7. A Heartfelt Wish
May all the dreams you do pursue

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This heartfelt wish is just for you
Today is your special day
May all the dreams you do pursue
Be realized in every way.

A special person you are to me
You deserve the best of everything
So may this birthday and the coming year be
One that offers you the best that life may bring.

—Kate Summers

8. Maturity And Growing Up

Been through a lot in life
We have, together
Not a single regret I have
Not now, not never
Best Friends, meant to be
Is what we really are
Through good times and ba
You’re my life’s brightest star
Happy birthday

—Dajanay

protip_icon Quick tip
Surprise your best friend with a thoughtful gift and a personalized poem describing how special he/she is to you.

Funny Birthday Poems For Friends

If you and your friend love pulling each other’s legs and making each other laugh out loud, share these funny birthday poems with them.

9. Beauty And The Botox

Happy birthday!
You may look a little older,
Sadly youth doesn’t come cheap,
So skip all those Botox parties,
And just get your beauty sleep.

Be glad you’re young at heart,
And still, look as good as gold,
Too bad you’re not a millionaire,
And can’t put your looks on hold.

—Anonymous

10. Can’t Remember

I wish you something, just can’t remember,
Don’t be upset; you’re my family member.
It was clearly, on my mind,
With so many thoughts, it’s hard to find.

Maybe it’s simply not that essential,
Please lose that frown; you have so much potential.
On second thought, it might be coming back to me,
Now I know why those brain pills were free.

Visions appear of colorful balloons,
In the background, I hear those fine tunes.
Near the end of the dream, I can taste a delicious cake,
It must be your birthday, as I awake.

—Anonymous

11. Happy Birthday
Happy birthday to the cartoon I know

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Happy birthday to the cartoon I know,
You have so many stupid gestures to show,
Ok, don’t get bugged; I was kidding, my dear,
Coz it’s your birthday, so spread the cheer,
Have the most amazing day of your life,
May God give me strength to survive,
With you…Lol!

— Anonymous

12. Getting Old On Your Birthday

It is indeed tough to stack candles on your cake,
For I am truly running out of space.
It’s time we think of something new,
But I ensure I’ll make it so true.
Happy birthday dear friend
For genuine love and prayers, here I send.

— Anonymous

13. Your Zoo

A birthday should always be a joyous occasion,
Family and friends; obvious invasion.
Duplicate gifts, you don’t even like,
If you complain, might get a strike.

One simple day, placed on display,
Carefully observed for signs of decay.
Dishonest smiles, they don’t mingle in truth,
As if you were the only, losing your youth.

At such a wise age, everything seems so clear,
Excuse to celebrate, they all came for beer.
Deep down inside, you know that they care,
Your Zoo is unique; normal is rare.

—Martin Dejnicki

14. The Best Face

Happy birthday!

Your birthday is a joyous occasion,
For family and friends, a special day,
A time to tell you how good you look,
As we check you for signs of decay.

Our loving, caring smiles tell no lies,
Our flattery has but a grain of truth,
When we say you look like a teen,
We mean you’re losing your youth.

Nobody gets out of here a beauty,
That should be clear at your stage,
Deep down inside, you know it’s true,
Even the best faces sag with age.

—Anonymous

protip_icon Quick tip
Throw an extravagant surprise party to celebrate your friend’s birthday. Choose a fun theme, try DIY decor ideas and bake some cupcakes together.

Short Birthday Poems For Friends

Share some short and sweet lines with your friend on their birthday and tell them what they mean to you and how you appreciate them for being in your life.

15. A Simple Birthday Wish

Happy birthday my dear friend
Here’s a card to wish you well
It might just be a simple thing
But I think that you are swelling.

— Anonymous

16. Dear Friend
My life Is nothing without you

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I’ve spoken many lies.
I’ve broken many promises.
I’ve picked up many fights.
I’ve given you bad memories.
Yet, through this chaos.
By my side, you’ve stood strong.
Backing me all the time
Even when you know, I was wrong
What did I do to deserve
Such a loyal friend, I have no clue
But one thing’s for sure, my life
Is nothing without you
Happy birthday

— Anonymous

17. My Companion

My companion in life
A close friend is one
Of the most important
Things in life, and if
You’re lucky enough
To find that person,
You’ll have found
A companion for life.

I am lucky that I found
That is you, my dear.

Happy birthday to my
Companion in life: my
All-time bestie!

—Anonymous

18. A Birthday Gift To You

At times, I wonder what makes you special,
The smile, the trust, or the way you care.
At times, I wonder what makes you fun,
The bond, the memories, or the way you share.

A beautiful day and a sparkling occasion.
Today, I wonder what should I gift you?
You always have my support, care, and love
So I gather deep emotions to greet you.

I wish you a very Happy Birthday.

—Anonymous

19. Many Happy Years

Your friendship means a lot to me
And I want you to know
I love to send you birthday cards
I love to watch you grow
I love to share the little things
The laughs, the hugs, the tears
So mark down another birthday
I wish you many happy years

—Anonymous

20. Our Friendship

Our friendship has no shape.
It can’t be measured with a tape
Our friendship flows like water
It adapts according to situation and matter
Our friendship tastes like cake
It is sweet, cute, and never fake
Our friendship feels genuine and true
Here’s wishing a happy birthday to you.

— Anonymous

21. My Brightest Star
My brightest star, birthday poem for friends

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Been through a lot in life
We have, together
Not a single regret I have
Not now, not never
Best Friends, meant to be
Is what we really are
Through good times and bad
You’re my life’s brightest star
Happy birthday

— Anonymous

22. My Friend On Your Birthday

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

I cherish those moments,
our silly fights and funny talks
and how we grew together,
stayed united in grief and laughter.

May your face always light up with glee.
I wish you never ever feel empty.
I pray, may God be always by your side.
I want you to always lift up your head in pride.

My friend, on your birthday,
all I want to say
is that you mean the world to me
and you are more than just a friend to me.

— Anisha Joseph

23. Happy Birthday, Far Away Friend

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.

Today should be a day of pure happiness and love for you,
Enjoying and gathering with those who remain devoted and true.
I wish you the best in life, though we both know how hard it can be,
But I pray that God will open your doors to brighter opportunities.

You are the kind of person who always offers a helping hand.
We are miles away from each other, but the love we share will never end.
Never seeing you again will always be a difficult test,
But our everlasting friendship is what I will never forget.

I won’t forget about all the things you’ve brought to my years:
Long-lasting laughter and contenting cheers.
I never knew that all of these blessings could all come true,
But my life has been better, and it’s all because of you.

Wherever you are right now, I pray that you are happy and safe.
I don’t know your status, but I hope things are going your way.
I know for a fact that God will strengthen you and help you to be stronger.
I pray, my friend, that no weapon formed against you will prosper.

Thank you so much for your kindness, loyalty, and forgiveness.
You’ve promised me many times that I’ll never travel life without a witness.
So happy blessed birthday, my friend; thanks for being there for me.
I miss you deeply, but you’re always in my memories.

— Edarly Edouard

24. A Birthday Wish

Birthday greetings now I send,
Full of gladness, love, and joy,
May this year, my loving friend,
Bring thee peace without alloy;
Keep this token as a charm.
Proof of friendship ever dear,
Fain would I shield thee from harm
All this happy golden year!

— John Imrie

25. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

You may look a little older,

Sadly youth doesn’t come cheap,

So skip all those Botox parties,

And just get your beauty sleep.

Be glad you’re young at heart,

And still look as good as gold,

Too bad you’re not a millionaire,

And can’t put your looks on hold.

— Kevin Nishmas

26. The Years Go Flying By So Fast

The years go flying by so fast

We wonder why our youth does not last

But when I look at you I see

A younger version of what you used to be

But remember I am aging with you

And without my glasses the picture is skewed

So who cares about what has been done

As long as birthdays keep having fun!

— Samantha C. Ringle

27. Happy Birthday

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.
Your heart cannot be snatched as you give love freely anyway.

What I wish for you is for all your dreams to come shining through.
What I pray for you is for your success, which is overdue.

Happy birthday to you from someone who truly appreciates you.
Happy birthday to you for all the good work that you always do.

— Vashni Kelly

28. Let’s Be Real On Your Special Day

Let’s be real on your special day,
My dear friend, You are the best.
With every year, you simply shine,
Happy Birthday, forever thine!

— Unknown

29. Friendship Is Pure Gold

To the person whose friendship is pure gold,
On your special day, may your soul be bold.
With a good time and love, we’ll celebrate,
A best friend like you, we really appreciate.

30. As The Stars Shine In The Night Sky

As the stars shine in the night sky,
Today is your day, so let your spirit fly high.
With buddies like us, you’ll never feel alone,
Happy birthday, dear friend, you’ve truly grown!

31. Sweet Birthday To You

A wish for lots of birthday fun
To last until the day is done.
Hoping that all your wishes comes true,
and your birthday cake is as sweet as you!

— Cindy

32. Love And Hugs

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

A Facebook greeting,
And a cyber card.
We hold these gifts
In high regard.

But the greatest gift
I can truly say
Is our love and hugs
On your special day.

— Pamela J. Langdon

33. My Friend

Be it laughter or tears
Your shoulder is always ready to lend.
The adventures, the memories,
All leads back to you my dear friend.
Remember, whatever we go through
Our bond will never bend.
Which is why I wish you
The happiest of birthdays
My dearest friend.

— Benidamika J. Latam

34. A Friend So Great

I had no idea I’d find such a wonderful friend.
A constant companion
A really great mate
All the memorable occasions
With you, I love to share
We definitely make
A fantastic pair!

35. Dear Friend

On the occasion of your special day
My dear friend
I wish you nothing but fun and delight.

I hope this year
Is delightful and full of happy moments for you.
With family and friends, too.

36. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!
You’re still a teenager at heart,
Eating in your bed is routine,
Early-bird dinners are not your style,
Midnight pizza is more your scene.
No one has a right to call you old,
You can still pass for middle aged,
All your parts hurt but still work,
With the right nip, tuck and dosage.
You have never looked so young,
Your head’s still hairier than your ears,
Your arms don’t jiggle like Jello,
And zits still reduce you to tears.

— Kevin Nishmas

37. You’re Destined For Greatness, My Friend

Today, my dear buddy,
You acquire another year,
So let us rejoice with joy!

Destined to achieve success
You are on your way
I wish you nothing but success
On your very special day!
Happy birthday, best friend!

38. Life Is A Gift

Life is a precious gift that should be cherished,
So don’t let a single moment go uncherished.
Celebrate your birthday with joy and gratitude,
And embrace all the blessings with an open attitude.

39. Birthday, Birthday, Happy Birthday

This is a very special day
Your friendship has filled my life far beyond what words can say
I give thanks to the Lord for sending you my way
That’s why we celebrate today
Happy Birthday!

— Udiah

40. Happy Birthday

In college, a clash, we couldn’t see eye to eye,
But friendship’s bond refused to say goodbye.
We faced the storm, our differences set right,
Now, stronger than ever, in each other’s light.

— Unknown

41. I Wish You Happiness Evermore

Today I wish you,
The very best friend,
Someone might have,

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday
And continued happiness!
As you deserve the entire world,
I hope your day is filled with greatness and nothing less.

Happy Birthday!

42. B- is For Birthday

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
Y – is for the Year leading up to your day

B – is for the Balloons a celebration they’ll say
I – is for the Ice cream to have with your cake
R – is for the Ribbons and decorations you’ll make
T – is for the Theme you’ll decided to throw
H – is for the Hats made with confetti and a bow
D – is for the Day you know will be fun
A – is for Another great year that is done
Y – is for Your special day.

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Hip-hip hooray!

— Erika L. Shields

43. Friend, On Your Birthday

Dear friend, on your birthday, I have a message for you:
Always remember, friends like you are rare and actually few.

You are amazingly sweet and so much fun.
Believe me, I can compare you with no one.

We have known each other for so many years.
We have gone through our share of laughter and tears.

We sometimes have arguments and differences of opinions,
Still we have been there for each other like true companions.

Our friendship has stood time’s long enough test,
And I wish you always the very best.

Just remember, you are special to me every single day.
Don’t ever change, please stay forever this way!

— Joydip Dutt

44. A Gift Of Friendship

Happy birthday to my very best friend.
Your special day has come by again.
We had so much fun last time around.
A younger sister was someone I found.

Each year March 4th is a wonderful day,
As we march forth in our own fun way.
Just hanging around and laughing a lot;
It is truly amazing what we have got.

A friendship like ours is not easy to come by.
Often the intensity of it makes me so high.
Is our beautiful friendship really only a dream?
Sometimes it feels so unreal that I must scream.

Cries of joy and happiness galore,
And that is what I most adore.
Your infectious laughter and zest for life,
But I am there to keep you from strife.

How lucky we are to have found one another,
I couldn’t spend so much time with any other.
I will always be there to watch over you,
To keep you safe and happy too.

Well my dear, I wish you Happy Birthday once more,
An abundance of good wishes for you are in store.
A new year filled with lots of happiness and laughter,
And only the very best for you from here on after.

— Sasha17

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some tips for making a birthday poem for a friend meaningful and memorable?

Consider personalizing a birthday poem for a friend with inside jokes, a special dialogue, quotes, experiences you shared, or special memories to make it meaningful and memorable. You can also add a touch of sarcasm and some funny incidents to make the poem more fun and engaging.

2. How do you decide on the length of a birthday poem for a friend?

The poem’s length for a friend depends on the message you want to convey and your writing style. It can be short and sweet or long and lengthy. You could even go for limericks, haikus, couplets or sonnets.

3. How do you begin writing a birthday poem for a friend?

When you start writing a birthday poem for a friend, jot down the ideas you want to write about your friend, such as their personality attributes and interests. You can use any of these points as lyrics for your poem.

4. What are some popular themes when writing a birthday poem for a friend?

Popular themes for a birthday poem for a friend include friendship, journey together, thankfulness, celebration, accomplishments, and milestones.

5. Is it appropriate to share personal or private details in a birthday poem for a friend?

You may share personal or private details in a birthday poem for a friend if you and your friend feel comfortable sharing with everyone. However, it’s better to stick to positive and good sentiments with a bit of humor and sarcasm.

6. How can I ensure that the poem is appropriate for the age of the recipient?

When writing a poem for a friend, ensure that you use age-appropriate language and references, or you may also use neutral language suitable for every age group. Avoid offensive and foul language, and focus on the feeling you want to convey.

7. Is sharing a birthday poem in a public setting appropriate?

You may or may not share a birthday poem in a public setting, depending on the poem’s content and the fact that you or your friend are comfortable sharing those details. Thus, if you’re not sure, better to share it personally with your friend and let them decide.

Friendship holds a special place in every person’s heart. Having a true friend by your side can be a blessing in life. So, when this special person celebrates their birthday, you would want to make it special in every way possible. So, in addition to the usual gifts, you can present your friend with something deep and meaningful. How about expressing your feelings and musings in the form of birthday poems for friends? A beautiful heartfelt poem can fill your friend with overwhelming love for you. So, take inspiration from the poems provided here and write one of your own that makes your friend’s birthday memorable. Do not forget to include toasts to wish your friend.


A person is judged by the friends they keep. Every person has one friend with whom they can get up to crazy stuff. Dedicate a wish to this special friend to let them know how important they are to you!

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