40th Birthday Poems: Write a short poem on a greeting card for someone who is turning forty. Whether it is for your mom, dad, husband, wife, friend, colleague – celebrate their special life stage with cute messages, inspirational notes, heartwarming wishes and funny quotes. Forty is said to mark the peak of the dreaded midlife crisis. The chaos at forty is usually driven by teenage kids, mortgages, busy work schedules and the usual family drama. It is a weird age because it is halfway between young and old which oscillates between being exciting and boring. But being a forty year old is not that bad either. This is the time when moms and dads get to enjoy being doting parents to their sweet children. Old friendships bloom and new bonds are made. Many also witness their professional zenith in their forties. Encompass all these emotions as you set out to mark this milestone birthday in someone’s life with the beauty of words.