This Poem is written by Joseph Rodman Drake an american poet. in 1918 along with his fellow poet he wrote a series of satirical verses for the New York Evening Post, which were published under the pen name "The Croakers." His notable work includes The american flag and The culprit fay : and other poems.
This poem beautifully explains the emotion of a father for his child. All the hardship that he faced in life. He showed how much he loved his child.