As wealthy Tennesseans go,
the elder Tibbs was fair and straight,
he'd spurned the grandiose chateau
for comfort in his old estate.
Though not a ragged tenement,
his father's home was handed down,
a robber baron having spent
a fortune on the local town.
So when Tibbs took his refuge here,
away from traffic and the noise,
they understood this marketeer,
and not begrudge what he enjoys-
this country ranch and wooden rails
that pacify the day's travails.
Jack has published over 350 poems in his career, many with his own photography. He specializes in a view of the commonplace and Americana.