Free 40th Birthday Poems

Try sharing these free 40th birthday poems with your friends and family. A 40th birthday is definitely a special anniversary. Isn’t it hard enough to shop for a gift for a forty year old? Well, I hope these free 40th birthday poems help you out a bit. Include them with birthday cards or emails. 


Winner at 40

At forty begins,
Many more wins.
Attitude just right,
Eyes shining bright.

Life’s not so bad,
As long as you’re glad.
Those memories to remember.
From January till December.

With forty comes knowledge,
They didn’t teach in college.
Hope your fortieth is a blast,
Like the Beetles in the past.

By Martin Dejnicki


What did you think of that one? It was definitely short and simple. Maybe a little bit inspirational as well? Well that's what I was trying to achieve with that birthday poem. 

The next birthday poem is completely different from the previous one. It tries to look at the past, present, and future situations or experiences. 


Happy 40th 

Happy 40th, I cannot tell,
At 40 candles, looking quite swell.
Repeated stories to the same person,
That old mind of yours simply may worsen.

Happy 40th, we all truly care,
Abundant memories, willingly share.
During this decade, family does matter,
In a few more, they will all scatter.

Happy 40th, lessons you learned,
Plenty of scars proudly have earned.
Finally Arrived! Sound judgment is here,
You wish they have listened, even one ear.

Happy 40th, fight against time,
So many things; endless that climb.
Invest wisely or retirement a dream,
If you choose coffee, don’t forget cream.

By Martin Dejnicki


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I hope you enjoyed the last two free 40th birthday poems. But if you still haven't found what you're looking for, than maybe I can help you out with a funny one. I must admit, it's not that easy to write really funny free 40th birthday poems. In the next one below, I was aiming for I hope it makes you laugh:) 

For more funny ones go to the funny birthday poems section:) cheers! 


Fever at 40

Woke with a fever, showing forty on the rise,
No need for panic, just tastefully advertise.
Who would have thought, you’d catch the aging cold,
There was no warning, they should have told.

Symptoms unique; unavoidable condition,
Physical changes without your permission.
If this persists, you might need a shrink,
Let us examine, over a drink.

How do you feel, a little energy lost?
Welcome these days, when errands exhaust.
At least you won’t have trouble with sleep,
Forget about counting, jumping white sheep.

One things for sure, fever will never subside,
The higher it climbs, so will your pride.
Wishing you 100 and certainly more,
Enjoy your forty, we truly adore.

By Martin Dejnicki 


Are you looking for a birthday poem that might be ideal for a lady? When a lady turns 40, she secretly wants to be reminded how wonderful and beautiful she still is. Pampering her is also something she wouldn't mind at all. Those are the things the next poem tries to hint at:) 


Forty & Fabulous

You deserve a manicure, at your favorite spa,
Candles, powders, and perfumes; the perfect formula.
Don’t forget that facial, with a soothing deep massage,
A 40th star on this special day; call your entourage.

Gift baskets filled with love or settle for fondue,
If you’re truly lucky, expect another shoe.
You are hip and beautiful; wishing you shining health,
Family and friends that care for you are your lasting wealth.

Times have certainly changed a bit, since 40’s the new thirty,
Get together will all your girls, which one is most wordy?
Keep on smiling embrace your 40, like a brand new purse,
Happy birthday, laugh with us, until we all disperse.

By Martin Dejnicki


Now that's what I call a birthday poem for a lady. You have probably realized by now that all of these free 40th birthday poems are all different. I try my best to make them different since all the 40 year olds out there are quite different as well. There is one thing they have in common. They all have memories and life experiences. Very different memories and experiences of course, but they certainly exist. That is the theme of the next poem. Thinking and looking back at all the special moments you shared with that 40 year old in your life. 

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