Martin Dejnicki wrote a series of funny poems to quote for a birthday, including the poems "Can't Remember," "Your Zoo" and "Young at Heart." Each of these poems consists of a series of humorous rhyming couplets. All of the rhyming couplets are easy to quote, as they can stand on their own.Continue Reading
Dejnicki's poem "Can't Remember" pokes fun at those who often forget the birthdays of the special people around them. The speaker, who is addressing a family member, knows that the current day marks a special occasion for that person, but cannot remember exactly what the occasion is: "I wish you something, just can't remember / Don't be upset, you're my family member."
"Your Zoo" and "Young at Heart" focus on the aging process. In "Your Zoo," Dejnicki's speaker compares a birthday celebration with family and friends to a zoo. Like an animal at a zoo, the one who is having the birthday and is now another year older is on display: "One simple day, placed on display / Carefully observed for signs of decay." The speaker in "Young at Heart" addressees a person celebrating his or her birthday, making light-hearted insults about aging, but also praising the person for still being so energetic: "With energy, like that pink bunny / You make us look lazy, that's not funny!"Learn more about Poetry