Long ago, where barrels ran ramped and the trees consumed the earth,
was a time of life and of love and of happiness.
(You put one and two together, and what do you get?)
A long implementation of something so silly did we unearth,
beneath the meaning and nothing less.
(I'm sure you'll hear the words put together for it!↑1)
Picture yourself at a table with friends;
what you hit to begin is something key,
for 'tis the moniker that he sends
for you to discover with me.
I am on your left-hand side, as it may be
in each of three pictures on the glass.
My name is known, but only by he
who knows it not (but at this I'm just being an ***!).
But as for me, I know me best,
writing as long as I can!
For all of my tomes, there'll be pain, lest
you enjoy to read. (Say my name, young man!).
I am the one to offer a deal,
It is I to whom you will entrust your life
with the utmost zeal.
(But perhaps you gain instead, toil and strife.)
And I am the lowest of the low, the incredible hulk
of cheating you into your fate.
If you set your eyes upon me, you'll sulk
into a fury to be described as irate.
Each paragraph yields a single word (or a hyphenated word), and each section (delineated by the
<hr>s and quote borders) yields a number. The entire poem will yield one word. The rhymes are for flavour.
Your answer should include a clear explanation and justification of your answer.
May good luck and your mind be with you.
HINT 4 letters are involved.
HINT 2 It can be found readily online.