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Birthday Poem for My Single ThirtySomething Year Old Daughter

Updated on June 20, 2016
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MsDora, five-year online writer, shares poetry, creative writing and reflections on how writing and writers influence our lives.

Single and Exceptional

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A thirtysomething year old, beautiful, talented, productive woman deserves a celebration in her honor.

No wedding anniversary!

No baby shower!

No Mothers Day banner!

Just the happiest birthday celebration, for the essence of who she is, without the optional trimmings sometimes attached to womanhood.

Her birthday is the perfect time to celebrate her life, her love, her strides toward her purpose, and her singleness which many, like my daughter, wear nobly.

Honor a worthy young woman by celebrating her life, her love and her singleness. Feel free to substitute an appropriate phrase for “my child” in the last line.

A Single, Shining Star

Beautiful within, beautiful without;

Elegant image of true womanhood;

Your charm exceeds the influence of most,

Revealing graces you displayed since childhood.

Your confidence is steady in your gait;

Your wisdom flavors all you do and say;

Your kindness, friendliness and tasteful wit

Spread joy to those who stand in your pathway.

Inspiration for My Daughter

  • Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life (Proverbs 9: 12).
  • Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted (Ecclesiastes 11:8).
  • God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. . . He guards you now, he guards you always (Psalm 121: 7, 8).
  • And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride, so your God is happy with you (Isaiah 62:5).

  • Blessed is . . . the woman who sticks with God. . . like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers—Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season (Jeremiah 17: 7, 8).

Scripture quotes from the Message Version.

So who knows why with all your loveliness

You’re still a single, brightly shining star

Without a love response to your soft glow

After thirtysomething years on life's radar?

Your stature gains in sweet appeal;

You perform cheerfully and purposely

Without a show of any lack or need

For a man to walk beside you closely.

Still it may be that he is taking the long route

And by the time he walks into your life,

He would have lost his childish looks and ways

And be fit for a mature, worthy wife;

You shouldn't have to look for him; he’ll find you

Right where you are pursuing your own dream,

Keeping in step with Father’s divine will

And together you will make an exc’llent team.

Single and Radiant

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Poetry Notes

My daughter's name actually means star, and it matches her radiant personality. She is a healthy single, having no complaints about her singleness.

Her social life is always abuzz with concerts, plays, and movie screenings among a decent batch of friends.

She makes singleness look awesome, and for her it really is!

Added to all this, she is my firstborn, my favorite young woman and the loudest cheerleader of my writing effort.

The birthday poem is written, primarily as a dedication to her, but also for all the single women like her who deserve to be honored just for who they are.

But there’s no guarantee that he will come;

Distractions and shortsightedness abound,

And he may, without knowing what he does,

Fumble his future with judgment so unsound.

Still, my charming, talented, wise daughter,

You may be singled out for great success

With only supernatural princely help,

Making you more special in the process.

For thirtysomething years, you’ve been special

To all our family; and oftentimes

You’ve made us proud to watch you forge your way

Through difficult, character-strengthening climbs.

Your perseverance and your shining faith,

And prayers have kept you firm on paths you’ve trod.

You can live joyfully, single or not;

Blessed because you’re my child and a child of God.

Happy Birthday to a Wonderful Daughter!

Statistics on Singles

According to the United States Census Bureau (September 2012)

  • There were 102 million unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2011.
  • 62% of them were never married.
  • 53% of them were women.
  • There were 89 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women.
  • The number of people who lived alone in 2011 was 33 million. They comprised 28 percent of all households, up from 17 percent in 1970.

© 2013 Dora Isaac Weithers


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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a beautiful tribute, Dora! You have a very lucky daughter, and the love between the two of you is very obvious.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how very beautiful, MsDora!!! Yes, she should be celebrated for just who she is and she sounds like a most beautiful person inside and out and that the both of you are blessed to have each other no doubt!

      I love all of the imagery of the flowers and the beautiful scripture is perfect here. Thank you for sharing in your daughter's birthday celebration! My daughter is not yet married either, and that is just fine. It is my son who has blessed me with all the grandchildren.

      I pray she has the best birthday ever!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you and yours, Faith Reaper

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Billy. Yes, I have a very lovely daughter and I do love her very much.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith Reaper, thank you very much for your comment. I also have a son who has given me a grandson. My daughter is my firstborn and very special.

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      An incredibly heartwarming and sentimental acknowledgement of a wonderful and beautiful young woman. She is lucky to have you as her mother and you are as equally fortunate to be blessed with such a perfectly lovely daughter. Many best wishes for a happy birthday! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      MsDora, this is a lovely tribute to your daughter. It's a lovely way to make her day more special. voted up beautiful!

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      You have succeeded in painting a beautiful thought. thank you

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is such a sweet tribute to her, and a beautiful poem. I'm glad that she has embraced the single life, and that it has been rich and full.

      Have a great day, and thanks for sharing this with us.

      ~ Kathryn

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      cynthtggt 3 years ago from New York, NY

      Beautiful writing and pictures for your daughter, Ms. Dora. Do want to add too that "thirty something" is still considered quite young these days!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Dora, voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Shared on FB also. Beautiful tribute to your daughter, very thoughtful and loving.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hello MsDora.

      Thank you for letting God using you to share amazing life story according to His heart. What a message to the hungry world for truth and righteousness. Your poem is proof how's available to everyone choosing The Life.

      Voting awesome and beautiful.

    • profile image 3 years ago

      Voted up and Beautiful.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      something so wonderful and creative to do Msdora blessings for everyone!!!!!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      A great big hug to all my online friends who join me in celebrating my daughter on her birthday. Thank you for sharing our joy. Each one listed here is special to me:



      Rose the Planner




      Kathryn Stafford




      Frank Atanacio

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What a beautiful poem and your daughter sounds wonderful. Sharing this hub!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      EP, thank you for reading and sharing! Yes, she is a wonderful blessing to me!.

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Absolutely beautiful, Ms. Dora. Your daughter is blessed to have you as a mom. And, you should write for greeting card companies because I have the most difficult time finding true heartfelt words in cards anymore. You are truly an INSPIRATION! Have a wonderful evening.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Abby. Your comment is very kind. I appreciate you.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      What a beautiful poem for your daughter MsDora! I like it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for your comment Thelma. My pleasure to share and I'm glad that you like it.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Nice, sweet, and warming; I love the feeling. I know what it is to be a daughter and the great feeling when mothers value us. I also know a mom's heart, I have three and the oldest will be 31 this October. Time flies, kids grow so fast, but they will always be our babies.

      I love your advices not only for your daughter, but by sharing this I hope it becomes a blessing to another person.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Lastheart. I also experience both sides of the coin. We are blessed to have the love of both mother and daughter at once. Take care.

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      Cous 3 years ago

      Both mother and daughter are precious! Proud of you two!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Cous. We come from the great stock you came from, and we're proud of you too.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Well done MsDora, What a beautiful birthday tribute to your daughter. She sounds like a wonderful dream to me. -:)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Al. She's all this and more, for real. She's blessing!

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      Efficient Admin 2 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      What a refreshing hub to read. Your daughter is blessed to have a mother like you who supports her and loves her and doesn't judge her worth with questions like, "when are you going to get married and give me grandkids?" She learned to be the great person she is from you! Voted up and across.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Michele,you're so kind. I appreciate you. Truth is, I trust my daughter's judgment, especially since there is no crime in being single and childless. I love her unconditionally. Thank you.

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      Thank you, Dora. Much beauty here. Yet another touching and obviously very special poem. I note your invitation. I do not know that its useful to change anything in this heartfelt poetry. It's pretty exquisite as it is.

      Once again, truly noble prayers. Much love to you and your own cute and charming beauty. Salaam!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Manatita. Your words of commendation mean much to me.

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      Mar 18 months ago

      Is anyone out there looking for a 37 year old Man who has all his ducks in row and wants to settle down and share his life with a special some one

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 18 months ago from The Caribbean

      Mar, there just might be. Where is your HP profile? Thanks for the smile.

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