50th Birthday Poems

If you're looking for funny 50th birthday poems, then chances are either you or someone you know is about to enter the second half century of their life. Some people get upset. Some people get depressed. I personally think that it's a good time to lighten up!

And that's why I'm sharing this page of funny birthday poems. Read them. Choose your favorite poem, and keep it for yourself -- or copy it and give it to a friend to brighten their special day. They're here for you to read, share and enjoy. Please read my terms of use for more information.

Would you like to make your favorite 50-year-old feel like a kid again? Give a gift of a funny poetry book, and bring on the smiles.

The first funny 50th birthday joke and poem is one of the kindest. (Have you noticed that funny 50th birthday poems tend to be mean? That is what gives them their humor.)

birthday candles

Fifty Candles
Fifty candles on your cake.
Surely there’s a big mistake.
What a fire!
What a flame!
Your many years are all to blame.

So call the firemen.
Phone or shout.
Or, quickly,
Blow those candles out!

by Denise Rodgers

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In the next funny 50th birthday poem, the joke is on the reader (the birthday "boy" or "girl") who has just "hit" the half-century mark.


Fifty Birthdays
Fifty birthdays,
Fifty years,
Fifty parties,
Fifty cheers,
Fifty’s happy.
Fifty’s bold.
Fifty’s you,
And you are old!

by Denise Rodgers

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The next birthday poem isn't the least bit mean. In fact, it's possibly a little bit complimentary. (It is customary to be NICE on someone's birthday, after all.)



You’re Turning Fifty
They say you’re turning fifty,
On this birthday.
(That is when.)

To me, instead,
It looks like
You’ll be 39 again.

You’re looking a bit younger
Like you’re turning back the page.
The most important thing is that
You NEVER act your age!

by Denise Rodgers

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I wrote the last funny 50th birthday poem on this page to myself on my own 50th birthday. It may be funny (or not) but it truly reflects my feeling on that day. It is not a classic happy birthday poem, but it just might be perfect for the newly-minted 50-year-old you have in mind.

A Poem for Turning Fifty
It’s not so bad.
I’m not even sad,
Overwhelmed, out of sorts, or depressed.
I’ve brushed my hair,
Without despair.
I even ate breakfast and dressed.

I have no room
For feeling gloom.
I shake all those thoughts from my head.
While it may not be nifty
To know that I’m fifty.
I’d rather be fifty than dead.

by Denise Rodgers

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