Poems About Turning 50

Couple celebrating a 50th birthday

Do you know someone who's about to celebrate the half-century mark? Add a little levity and heartfelt sentiment to the party with a poem or two.

Poems to Celebrate a 50th Birthday

Poems about turning 50 can be light-hearted, funny, congratulatory, sentimental or anything in between. Just think about the person you're celebrating and try to choose or write a poem that really fits his or her character.

Turning the Big 5-0

The big 5-0 is finally here,
Yes, you're turning 50 this year.
50 years of hopes and dreams,
Rainy days, and golden sunbeams,
Turning 50 is not so bad, it seems.

Take a look back on all you've achieved so far.
A family that loves you, and thinks you're a star,
Friends who have proven themselves through the years,
By standing beside you through laughter and tears.
Turning 50 is really quite good, it appears.

Because You're 50

F is for how fabulous everyone thinks you are.
I is for how interesting all your experiences have made you.
F is also for the fun you bring into everyone's lives.
T is for how the tender way you show people that you care.
Y is for just being you, the person that everyone adores.

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.

50th birthday cupcake

The Gifts You Have Given Us

Turning 50 is quite an occasion
So we really want to say,
How we truly feel about you
On this very special day.

Thank you for the wisdom
That you shared all through the years.
Thanks for all the times that you
Talked away our fears.

Thanks for being there for us
To console us through our tears,
And share the many happy times
That we've enjoyed over the years.

We have some gifts to give you,
But they never can compare,
To the gifts that you have given us,
Just letting us know you, and the love you share.

Turning 50 Is Not So Bad

Turning 50 is kind of nifty
When you consider the alternative.
You're not pushing daisies or feeding the worms,
You still have a lot of life left to live.

So make the most of your golden years,
Take time to see the sights and travel.
Better to roll down the highway now,
While you're above, not beneath, the gravel.

Present Your Poem in Style

Once you've selected a poem or written something original of your own, it's time to decide how to present it to the 50th birthday honoree. You can print out your poem on decorative paper and present it as a scroll, in a birthday card, or nicely framed for a keepsake. If you like, you can even memorize it and recite it as part of your gift. The guest of honor is sure to appreciate that you took the time to create a special birthday present that is heartfelt and unique.

Poems About Turning 50