39 Heart-melting 50th Anniversary poems

2022 Update

Wedding anniversaries are no doubt an important milestone for you and your partner.

But an anniversary for a marriage that lasted 50 years? That’s a powerful display of love, loyalty, and affection in its truest form. It’s hard to ask for much more than that.

Finding out the perfect way to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary can be somewhat challenging. It’s called the golden anniversary because it’s tradition to gift your partner gold, but you can’t always count on material items to convey your feelings of love and affection to the fullest. For an extra bit of romance and intimacy, how about sharing some passionate 50th Wedding Anniversary Poems with your spouse?

On this page, you’ll find our selection of the best 50th Wedding Anniversary poems. We’ve handpicked these golden wedding poems that are expressive and profound but also funny and lighthearted. These verses are perfect for reciting to your wife or husband on the big day.

We also have options for you in case you’re attending someone else’s golden anniversary and want to toast their longstanding relationship. So whether it’s your grandparents, parents, family, or friends celebrating a golden anniversary, we have something for you.

Let’s get started:

50th Anniversary poems

1.) A Golden Milestone

Each year together is a milestone
Each decade is an accomplishment
On your 50th anniversary celebrate victory
You have done something that not many have.
You have stuck by each other
through thick and through thin.
Your love has seen you through it all
And you have reason to celebrate.

-Unknown

2.) Your Marriage Is Golden

A partnership like yours is rare;
50 years you’ve been together!
You’ve always been a loving team,
In sunny and stormy weather.

Nothing can tarnish your lasting love;
At 50 years, you’re gold.
Your affection shines as you go through the years,
With each other to love and to hold.

-Joanna Fuchs

3.) Celebrate Together

Nothing is more special than a 50th anniversary.
Here’s hoping that yours is special and memorable
That you enjoy the company of family and friends
And that it’s a day that you will never forget.
You have had a good, long life together
And have reached this day despite sorrow
Despite hardships and pain beyond measure
And you deserve the chance to celebrate.

-Unknown

4.) 50 Wonderful Years

Youve been together fifty wonderful years
a lifetime of memories and experiences
together you have shared tears and smiles
raised your children together as well
a wonderful couple im blessed to know
so i would like to wish you this
have a great celebration anniversary
with all my love and best wishes

-Laura Jones

5.) Nifty Fifty

Our family’s full of joy because
You’re celebrating your fiftieth;
And as your kids, we want to say
As parents, you’re the “niftieth!”

On your golden anniversary,
We hope you have lots of fun.
We’re happy for you, and for us, because
In the parent lottery, we won!

-Joanna Fuchs

6.) A Precious Gem

Each anniversary is a precious gem.
When you reach your 50th anniversary
It’s the gold that encompasses the others.
Treasure the time that you have together
Love, laugh, and hug each day
And you will have many more years to spend.

-Unknown

7.) The Marriage-50 years later

You and I have been together for a long time
and what never ceases to amaze me
is that after all the years, with their freight
of burdens that we’ve weathered together;
the good times and the bad, the joys and
sorrows, the problems, fights and moments
of solidarity in times of trouble and travail,

I can STILL look at you with the ardor and passion
of my first waking love for you;
that you can still make my heart
skip a beat
simply by walking into a room
or I can watch you sleep and feel
something akin to a Beethoven symphony
stirring in my blood.

Time and distance never have and never will
break the bonds we share. I will love you
more with each passing year, and on this
special day, what I really want you to know
is that if I was the achitect of eternity,
I’d be spending it with you.

-Ellen Denton

8.) 50 Reasons To Celebrate

Submitted By
50 Years Together.
50 Reasons to Celebrate
The Shadows and the Sunshine
Along the Way
So Here’s a Toast
To Wish You Both
A Wonderful 50th Anniversary!
With love
and admiration!

-Shelagh Elisabet Osborn Wright

9.) Golden Kudos

Another anniversary;
Kudos are now due
To this radiant, golden couple:
Your 50th is quite a coup!

You keep on keeping on;
However do you do it?
You make marriage look so easy,
Like there’s really nothing to it.

Congratulations, you two;
We wish you all the best.
May all the years to come
Be just as richly blessed.

-Joanna Fuchs

10.) Something to Celebrate

A 50th anniversary is a rare treasure.
It usually doesn’t happen, so
When it does it’s something to be celebrated.
Here is hoping your anniversary
Is memorable, is amazing and is as special
As the two of you are and always will be

-Unknown

11.) Infinite Love

Tropical island, down by the sand,
You gazed at me and took my hand,
“You’re the only one for me,
Please be my wife and marry me.”

That night we cuddled by the sea,
Pledged our love for all eternity,
And underneath the starry sky,
We knew our love would never die.

Memories stored like hidden treasures,
Our life was blessed with many pleasures,
And through the years we’d often say,
“I love you more than yesterday.”

Now fifty years have gone on by,
We still stand at each other’s side,
And today we celebrate our golden years,
For all the love and life we shared.

-Nancy

12.) Fifty Years Together

We’ve been fifty years together
Through good times and through bad
But the day you asked me to marry you
Was the best day I’ve ever had
Love you lots

-Hilda Mullinger

13.) A Golden Couple

Half a century ago, they say,
A wonderful marriage began that day.
Two beautiful people joined as one,
And worked together to make living fun.

We celebrate now those fifty years;
We raise our glass and give three cheers:
To partners in life in both work and play,
It’s our pleasure to share your golden day.
Happy 50th Anniversary!

– Joanna and Karl Fuchs

14.) Happiness

Today is a celebration
of something very rare.
You’ve been married 50 years
And your happiness we share.
So here’s to a special couple.
May your happiness live on.
And may you kiss each other
Every dusk and every dawn.

-Sharon Hendricks

15.) Measuring Up

So often a marriage is measured in years,
Does fifty years measure a marriage?
Does 100 yards make a football field?
That’s certainly not always true,
Sometimes what you’ve got is a parking lot.

Instead measure marriage like a cake by its yield.
Would a good marriage serve only one?
Would a person get married to be all alone?
If it serves only one, there’s a big mistake.
One serving is no wedding cake.

To measure up, a marriage serves two,
Two people partake of the getting and giving,
Two people share in the loving and living.
They share the cake making, the baking the slicing,
And fifty years is extra icing.

-Joan

16.) Fifty Years

Fifty years is quite a while
For most good things to last;
But you’re still together and still in love;
You must share a wonderful past.

We celebrate you this wonderful day,
And hope that your bond keeps on growing;
You’re a pair we should study and do what you say,
‘Cause your secret is well worth the knowing!

-Joanna and Karl Fuchs

17.) To My Husband, My Best Beau

In 7th grade I first saw you,
Standing on the back row,
Pinching the silly girls;
They were giggling so!
(Will HE notice me?
I puzzled aloud.)
Not in this lifetime!
Retorted my crowd!

You didn’t see me then;
Much later we romanced;
Married, raised children;
I remained entranced.

Fifty years later,
You still make me glow;
You’re the LOVE in my life…..
My Very Best Beau.

Happy Golden Anniversary to MY Best Beau!

-Clydia

18.) Always Standing By

Your smile is ageless
Our laughter can’t ever die
Trouble will eventually melt away
And time together will always fly
Our memories might fade with time
And the days may grow short
But our love will always stand by
Happy anniversary to us
My angel, my heart,

-Anne Holladay

19.) Strong Union

It’s your golden wedding anniversary,
And it makes me so happy to say:
Through the years I’ve gotten to know you well,
And I’m proud to applaud you today.

Now your union is golden; it’s 50 years,
An accomplishment hard to achieve;
I hope you will flourish as more years go by,
And whatever you want, you receive.

-Joanna and Karl Fuchs

20.) After All These Years

Fifty years have come and gone,
since the day we said, ‘I do’.
Even after all these years,
I’m still in love with you.
Although we are quite different
than we were so long ago,
I still can sometimes catch a glimpse,
of the boy I used to know.
It happens with a certain smile,
or the way you wink at me,
that takes me back to yesterday
and the girl I used to be.
We’ve had our little ups and downs,
we’ve weathered many storms,
but through it all, I always knew
that home, was in your arms.
Now that we are growing old,
one thing remains quite true,
even after all these years . . .
I’m still in love with you.

-Carolyn Whitaker

21.) 50 Is Like Forever

Fifty years together
I would have said never.
Listening to hours of snores,
I should have said no more!
All the times that you farted,
I should have departed.
All the lines and wrinkles
Are like a paper bag that’s crinkled.
But, stay with you I did.
Ever since I was just a kid.
50 is like FOREVER!
Man what an endeavor!

-Nancy Prucha

22.) So Fast

Fifty years
happiness and tears.
Gone by so fast
I hope it lasts

-Dawn Langford

23.) On Your Golden Anniversary

Today as both of you look back
with happiness and pride
upon the Fifty cherished years
that you’ve spent side by side,
May every memory that you share
of dreams you’ve seen come true,
help make this special Golden day
a happy one for you!
On Your Golden Anniversary

-Sue Way

24.) We Were Always Set To Last

Fifty years have come and gone,
So many memories to treasure,
The wonderful times that we have shared,
I think of them with pleasure,
Not many couples reach this far,
Those days are well since past,
But our love and friendship,
Were always set to last,
May we still have many years to share,
Together as Husband and Wife,
Because there never has been any question,
Of whom I wanted in my life.

-Janyce Cotterill

25.) Still Side by Side

Hand in hand they both came
Across the wide sea
Escaping their sorrow
And sure poverty

With only one suitcase
Held between two
They stepped down on fresh soil
To start off anew

They hoped to find better
Than where they came from
And make a small earning
A live-able sum

And with hopes held high
They soon bought a house
The handsome, strong man
And his charming, young spouse

Yet something seemed empty
Within their new home
They longed for some children
And soon had a son

Their joy was tremendous
Their hearts were aflame
They wished, hoped, and prayed
And a daughter then came

With their family complete
They dared not ask more
But they had no idea
What yet was in store

They never imagined
Six grandchildren
They expanded their home;
They added a den

Throughout their long marriage
There was joy and strife
Some sickness and sadness
At times marred their life

Yet through all the years
They kept holding hands
Through good times and bad times
Through all life’s demands

And fifty years later
They still stand side by side
The handsome, strong man

-Monica

26.) 50 Years

Fifty years have passed us by
since we said I do,
we’ve had a lot of ups and downs
but we have remained true,
so happy anniversary dear
so glad you’re in my life
to share all these memories
since we became man and wife

-Susan Smith

27.) Our 50 Years

Our beginning,
we wore our hearts in our eyes,
discovering new things about each other
every day

10 years go by,
still looking at eachother with love
as bright as the sun

20 years go by,
we watch our children
become as we once were

30 years go by,
the TV is no longer on at night,
i don’t stay up late working anymore,
we go to bed together

40 years go by,
i know what you want without asking,
and i can’t imagine growing old without you

50 years go by,
i love our afternoon naps
and i know what you think of my hunting dog,
but i still won’t get rid of it

Young and fresh,
were us when we first met
Happy and in love,
are our feelings still today

-Amanda

28.) Soulmate With The Golden Bond

The Golden Day is here at last
To celebrate our life together
We’ve gone through so much my love
Through every kind of weather

Thank you for being the one for me
For our wonderful children and beyond
Time has come for me to see
My Soulmate with the golden bond
Happy Golden Anniversary

-Belinda Ellingham

29.) A Golden Anniversary

It wasn’t the Golden Ticket, you’ve had to work and worry
Neither of you are Goldilocks but life’s no fairy story
It wasn’t the Golden Treasury, but you’ve both creative hearts
You don’t run the world like Goldfinger, but you always played your parts
It wasn’t a trip on the Golden Hind – you stayed by the Mersey instead
No Golden Voyage of Sinbad but you’ve cruised the fjords and Med
It wasn’t the Gold Blend advert, where everything’s sunny and swish
You weren’t a Gold Cup winner at Cheltenham – you wish!
It is more a Golden Wonder, the way it perseveres
And you deserve Gold Medals that you’ve made it 50 years!

-Clare Kirwan

30.) Golden Wedding

A perfect couple in so many ways
You’ve been Husband and Wife for 50 years
You were always meant to be together
Then, and now, and for the rest of your days.
Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary

-Carol Saunders

31.) Untarnished By Time

The moments we’ve spent went by in a hurry
Any difficulties now seem distant and blurry
Happiness and laughter are what remain
Memories and accomplishments ease bodily pain
Though older now and a little wobbly and unstable
We can still boogie and dance atop the living room table
Humor and zest for life move us along
Our smiles beam when we hear our favorite song
Golden they call it and I can see why
We are still gaze with passion into each other’s eyes
Half a century—wow 50 years
Its funny how time so quickly disappears
Hand in hand together we stroll
One day we’ll cross over into that eternal rainbow
Until then, let’s celebrate like mad
Let’s honor and give thanks for the life we’ve had
Happy Anniversary and I hope we’ll have many more
You are the one I’ll forever cherish and adore

-Pamela Davis

32.) Golden Years

Todays the day to celebrate
the golden years of life,
50 years of devotion
since you became man and wife

-Susan Smith

33.) Just The Start

Her wrinkled smile
His tender heart
There quiet moments
Shared in the dark
Family pictures hung on the wall
Grandkids growing up so tall
50 long years of being sweethearts

-J.

34.) Golden Wedding Anniversary Husband

Remembering, all those years ago
When we were young and marriage was new
All that really mattered
Was that I spent my life with you.
Ups and downs , family times, cane across the years
Lots of love and kisses & also troubles and tears
But we weathered the storms together
And we are here to tell the tale
Fifty years on and we are getting old
But we still have each other
And we treasure that we are gold.
Happy anniversary to my golden boy

-Margaret Swaby

35.) Fifty Years Of Love

My husband I must tell you
How much you mean to me
These 50 years have flown by
As happy as can be
We’ve had our highs and lows
As others do each day
But I wouldn’t have it different
In any other way.

-Hilda Mullinger

36.) Golden Wife

My darling I remember the day I took you as my wife
I already knew that you were mine for life
Along those years it hasnt all been rosy
But life with you was definately cozy

I loved you then and I still love you now
More that I did when we took our vow
Treasured memories of fifty golden years
Congratulations my darling

-Margaret Swaby

37.) Role Models

You two are role models
for everyone who believes in eternal love,
for those who trust that there really is
a “one and only.”
You are role models
for the benefits of a happy marriage
through unconditional love for one person
for fifty years.
You are role models,
showing that two are better than one,
that it is better to be a team
in facing life’s challenges.
You are role models
for commitment, for caring,
for unselfish devotion.
Happy fiftieth anniversary!
May your love continue to be
a golden beacon for the rest of us.

-Joanna Fuchs

38.) When The Sun Is Setting

When the sun is setting,
On the golden sands,
Then we do remember,
Times we walked hand in hand,
The years they have been kind to us,
The problems have been small,
And I thank God from up above,
That I’ve had you to share it all.

-Janyce Cotterill

39.) 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Our marriage,
middle aged and thrifty,
Had a milestone,
turning fifty.
Fifty years
of sharing bed,
of sharing kids,
and life.
Instead
of looking back
to see the score,
let’s look ahead
to fifty more!
Happy Anniversary!

-Denise Rodger

Summary

That marks the end of our list. We hope you enjoyed browsing through our catalog of some of the most heartfelt, touching golden anniversary poems out in the market and were able to find something suitable for your purposes.

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