Philosopher Stoned

 I'd like to show you something that I've been working on for a while.

Although it's basically just one thing, it may not be in a style
that you are used to. Still, I think that if you give it half a chance,
you'll see what I mean when I say that, in each given circumstance,
only you will hear the syncopated rhythms marked by rhymes.
First, consider the ideas they spark, then contemplate the times
your eyes are fixed on explanations as each word portrays a voicing
of my name and salutation. Greetings! This is me, rejoicing.

Please call me Hieronymous, or Corey, if you prefer,
because to either I will answer; and to your judgment, I’ll defer.
For only you can say when you concur with what I've always said.
I wouldn't presume to speak for you, or put ideas in your head,
but if you need a definition of a term that is in doubt,
I would suggest a good library dictionary. Check one out.

If all you really want to hear are more amusing words galore,
then what I’d say is that todays are full of hours, twenty-four,
and every minute we are in it is nearly spent like every beat
that you can hear within this clearly stated versicle, replete
with my suggestions to the questions that pertain to such events.
So, if you're not astonished now, imagine a few minutes hence!

It's what I do. This is my flavor. I intend to edu-tain
with every word put here before you, of which fewer now remain.
I'm the Hieronymous House poet, and thus equipped for self-defining
with this ordinary language wherein terms in use are mining,
digging deep into your consciousness of context and content
to clearly create a conception. Consequently, your consent
to the idea that such cadences and rhymes portray a heart
reveals how fortunate we are to think of this as such, 'Hi Art'.

My technique isn't perfect, but it's not far from perfection.
I run subtle little hints by you, through 'subliminal suggestion'.
They're the kind of thing you’ll think about, like what I’ve said before,
when I said 'Just because you heard it, don't assume what lies in store'.
So, if you follow up relationships to every time and date,
you'll see how things can be affected by peculiar twists of fate.
Like hints that are subliminal, the root is quite sublime.
I add this twist of least resistance, written out in rhyme.

So, maybe I can explain something you may not understand
like a convalescent lesson, or a sojourn to la-la land
through storytelling spelling. I simply do the best I can
for those who need to separate themselves from where trouble began,
because it's true what sages say about the "brotherhood of man",
each of us is a part of someone else's lesson plan.
I can't tell people what to do, and don't impose a ban,
because it's like I said before. I simply do the best I can.

Just call me Hieronymous - Poet, Prophet, and Sage.
Here, you are my audience. This page is my stage.
I portend good fortunes and scents, while suggesting
no fortunes come free, vis-à-vis one's investing.

You Must pay attention to glean any worth.
You Must pay respect to all others on Earth.
You Must be fair. As you see, there's a charge.
For most it’s a pittance, but for some it’s quite large.

Watch your objections. Please, don't start a riot.
To get the full impact, we need peace (and quiet).
Though Must may sound mustily fashioned or stern,
you’re free to choose just which lessons you’ll learn.

As if anyone cared that you do what you will.
You’ve done it before. No doubt you do still.
The attention you pay with respect to each Must
relates in these statements as matters of Trust.

If you comprehend dividends as motific
of text, taste and temperature, to be specific,
the form of a Fortune requires one two things:
One-Follow the meter, Two-Listen. It sings
a sound you will hear lasting only a moment.
Latch on to its concept. Allow that to foment.

These rhymes are for you, one and all; every one
invested with jests, and committed to fun.
All the rhymes here, and the odd words you see,
pertain to one subject - Ha Ha ESP!
Sense Extra Perceptively. Soon, you will tell
that Emergency Services Personnel,
and these doggerels, versed in your behalf,
are just what you need, an Emergency Laugh!
(As 707, I'm put to best usage
in verse, with terse reference to green eggs and Seussage.)

LOL! See, a phrase turned up funny.
Laughing Out Loud means you’re right on the money!
From origins as ancient than they are eponymous,
I’m proud to present to you, Ha! Ha! Hieronymous!
My name, if you’ve heard, or may already know,
refers laughingly to the line of Hiero.
707/LOL is Palindromatical,
and sometimes ana and/or epi grammatical.
Perhaps this is that, or substantially more,
if you find worth in reading whatnot, or wherefore.

So, call me Hieronymous. Make me famous while you can.
Tell your friends about my silly little lesson plan.
If you find this verse amusing, then use these words to show
exactly how I act, and everyone you show will know
what rhythm and rhyme can render, when they are viewed
with both humorous intentions, and a relaxed attitude.