Whether you are dreading it or looking forward to it, your thirties are nearly here! Out of all the milestone birthdays you have had so far, thirty is one important milestone that most people tend to be the most perplexed about.
They don’t know whether to feel sad, happy or a mix of both! Any way you feel around turning 30 is okay.
Your thirties are a big deal and filled with a lot of great things, like promotions (or even new jobs), buying a house, or settling in with your family. Or maybe you’re single, dating, building a business, adopting a new pet or making new friends. There’s no right way to be doing your 30s.
So, whether you’re looking for a poem to include in a card or just something to feel not so alone, here are 30 turning 30 poems. Hopefully these 30th birthday poems inspire you to celebrate this wonderful decade!
Read more: 30 Ways To Celebrate Your 30th Birthday
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30 Poems For 30th Birthday Wishes
There are many ways that you can use a poem when celebrating this magical age. Use the table of contents to navigate by title or simply scroll through for inspiration.
As I turn 30
I can’t help but think
About all the things that I have yet to do.
There’s still so much out there for me to see,
So many places I want to go,
So many people I want to meet.
It’s an exciting time, full of possibilities,
And I can’t wait to see what the next few decades bring.
30 Is Just a Number
30 is just a number
A milestone that we pass on our way to bigger and better things.
So don’t be sad or scared
When you turn 30 –
Be excited for all the adventures that await you!
The Journey Has Just Begun
30 is only the start
So many places to see
So many things to do.
It’s a new age. A good time.
These birthday greetings,
are for a short time.
But you my friend, are like fine wine.
30 Years Now
30 years now
So many things yet to be done
Middle age is not quite here.
Exciting times ahead!
It’s Not So Bad
It’s not so bad being 30
I’ve accomplished quite a lot
My body’s starting to feel the wear
But that’s okay, I don’t care
I’m wiser now, more experienced
So bring on the celebrations
For my 30th birthday!
No One Like You
Happy birthday! I hope this day is as wonderful as you are.
You make every day a joy, and I’m so grateful to have you in my life.
I wish you all the happiness in the world on this special day.
May your birthday be just the beginning of a wonderful year full of joy.
T – thankful for you
H – happiness in all that you do
I – interest and passion
R – rarely hold back
T – think…
Y – your best years yet
Life Is Beautiful
life is beautiful,
but it can also be hard.
we go through so many highs and lows,
but in the end, it’s all worth it.
because when we look back on our lives,
we’ll see that we’ve had some amazing moments.
so don’t give up,
because life is beautiful.
Is a wonderful adventure
It’s happiness in small things
As time goes by,
We all grow old and grey.
But our memories stay alive.
Old age is like a worn out book
With pages we’ve read too many times
Faded memories inside
As I wander through the world
I see so many things that amaze
The colors and the shapes
The way the light reflects in the water
It’s all so wondrous to me
Every time I see something new
I can’t help but feel wonder
It fills my heart with happiness
Just One Year Older
Happy Birthday to you,
You are one year older today.
I hope you have a great day,
And enjoy all the things you do.
May your birthday be happy and fun,
And may all your dreams come true.
I wish you all the best on this special day,
30 Is a Number
30 is just a number
Yours is just a name
Everything behind us
Will always stay the same.
The future’s looking bright
Everything could change.
Happiness is inside you
If you call to it by name.
Cheers To You
Happy birthday to my best friend
Who always makes me laugh
No matter how bad the day is going
Your sense of humor is unrivaled
I don’t know what I would do without you
Especially on this special day
I hope you have a birthday that’s fun and funny
Filled with all the things you love
So cheers to you my best friend
Here’s to many more years of laughs and fun
I love you and I hope you have a birthday that’s amazing!
Thoughts on 30
If turning 30
Happy birthday, dear friend.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
You’re turning 30
Which means I will be too.
Everything and Nothing
Thirty is both
everything and nothing.
It’s a milestone. And a stone mile.
Nothing to lose.
Everything to gain.
But don’t worry about that now…
When you were a teenager,
you were a catepillar.
In your 20s,
you were wrapped, in a cocoon.
these are your butterfly years.
Spread your wings. Fly.
If You’re 30 And You Know It
If you’re 30 and you know it, clap your hands
Stomp your feet.
It’s your birthday!
And these things might not work tomorrow so
use them today!
Cheers To Me
Happy 30th birthday to me,
A decade ago I was just a teen,
Now I’m all grown up, or so they say,
Though I don’t feel much different today.
I don’t really care about getting old,
My wrinkles and gray hairs are fine with me,
I’ll just keep on doing what I do,
And hope that I’ll stay young at heart.
So cheers to me, on this special day,
Let’s raise a glass and celebrate,
30 is just the start of something new,
A journey that I’m excited to take.
The Big 3-0
You know what they say about the big 3-0
You dread it
Until you’ve knocked on the door
And know for yourself
That the big 3-0 is the best birthday yet.
Thirty Is For…
Enjoying your time.
Taking it slow.
Embracing it all.
T – Thinking
H – How
I – I’m
R – Really
T – Thirty
Y – YAY
Happy birthday, dear friend,
May all of your dreams come true.
We all love you very much,
And we hope this special day is just perfect for you.
Bring It On
I don’t feel old
But I do feel a change
A maturity that wasn’t there before
A perspective that wasn’t there before
My 20s were fun and wild
But now I want more
I want to be wiser, I want to be kinder
I want to be all that I can be
And I’m excited to see what the next decade brings
It’s a new chapter in my life
A chapter that I’m ready to write
Bring on the 30s!
Just a Dream
It’s just a dream to be
An age that felt so far away
One that means “freedom”
It’s just a dream to blow
out 30 candles. On a cake
Made with love.
30. I’m ready for you.
This Is Nothing
30 is nothing I’d thought it be
It’s better than anything I ever dreamed.
20 is for figuring it out.
The foundation is built.
Now you get to live in the house.
It’s a great time.
This Is Everything
Hip hip hooray
It’s your 30th birthday!
Happy, happy, happy
we’ll be! As we celebrate
You! On the day as it was meant to be.
Happy thirtieth birthday!
Ways To Use These Poems
As Unique Gifts
If you are looking for the perfect, customizable 30th birthday gift, Etsy is a great place to start!
Add inspirational 30th birthday wishes, a short friendship poem, or an important line from a favorite song to customize your gift.
As Card Messages
It’s typical to give a birthday card as part of a present to the birthday gal or guy, but what if you can’t think of the right words to say? Memorable 30th birthday messages can be hard to think of. These poems can make that hard moment easier!
Add one of these to a 30th birthday card for a friend or family member to make it a birthday they’ll never forget.
As Wall Art
Print one of these out and hang it on your wall for embracing your thirties! Add one to a gallery wall or use it as the background of your computer for an awhile.
I hope you or your loved one has a happy birthday! Turning 30 years of age really isn’t scary at all. It’s ultimately just a number. Which of these turning 30 poems was your favorite?
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