I've been writing poems since I was in my teens. Most were for a family birthdays, special occasions and meaningful moments in my life.
I was born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to Helen and John O’Brien. Raised and educated in Brooklyn. Vietnam War Veteran and worked at Consolidated Edison of New York at positions of increasing responsibility until retirement in 2007. I’m married to my beautiful wife Barbara, with five children and seven grandchildren.