Writing birthday poems creates very personal gifts. Even if everyone writes a poem, none will be alike and the birthday person will have a treasury of special notes just for them. So many different types of poems exist that anyone can write one. All it takes is a little imagination and fun.
The easiest type of poem to write would be an acrostic poem. Pick any word and use each letter of that word as the first word in the sentence. For a birthday poem, use the person’s name. A very simple poem using Jennifer would be Jolly, Easy-going, Nice, Noble, Incredible, Friendly, Excellent taste, Reliable. If a longer poem is desired, try writing a sentence for each line. The lines do not have to rhyme.
Another simple poem is to think about a special time and write about that. Many people believe poems have to rhyme but that is not always true. Poems can have a rhythm to them without any rhyming words. Keep the lines simple. The memory of the special time is more important than rhythm and rhymes. The poem should remind the birthday person of the event and the feelings from that time. If too much worry is placed on making words rhyme, the emotions are lost in the writing.
Limericks are simple and are often more fun to write. Each limerick has a set pattern to follow, such as five lines with a set rhyming pattern. When writing limericks, the first, second and fifth lines rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme. Many examples exist on the Internet, but beware, they are often inappropriate. Writing your own will be more personal and a lot more fun.
Another type of poem to write would be one that uses alliteration. This is a poem that uses many of the same sounds at the beginning of words. Tongue twisters are often alliterations, but for a birthday poem, using that many words with the same sound is not desired unless the poem is to be a joke. Many people do write poems as jokes for the birthday person because laughter is one of the best gifts that can be given.
For serious birthday poems, an ode can be written. Odes are usually longer and the rhyming pattern is ABAB ABAB. Again, this simply means that in each four line section, the first and third lines rhyme and the second and fourth lines do. Odes can be serious, but when writing a poem as a birthday gift, have fun with it.
A birthday poem can be fun to write. Do not worry about the rhythm or rhyming of the words, but instead let the fun and happy times show in the writing. The best poems evoke emotion and the person receiving the poem is going to enjoy reading it whether the words rhyme or not. Making more happy birthday memories is what writing a poem is all about so relax and enjoy the process!