Poem by Author Joseph J. O’Donnell

For My Children


The dreams of youth have passed me by,

and so I plan a future before I die.

A future of hope on a foundation strong,

in hopes to erase my every wrong.

For my children….

And in this future my hopes will lie,

for no bond is as strong as a family tie.

And in generations to come my dreams will grow,

for my deeds and my hopes into their future I sew.

For my children….


For as I toil late into the night,

I know with a good heart that of which I do is right.

And as I wearily enter my place of rest,

I know deep in my heart I have done my best,

for my children.

Joseph J. O’Donnell

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