This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, comparing balloons with human lives. A six-word story is quoted at the end.
We are balloons filled with emotions, Attached to strings yet flying freely! Unable to hold on, we lift. Hoping to let go, we fly.
But get burst, exploding into memories. Like balloons, we are illusions too. Conscious of burst, we still exist. Our life is an absolute lie. But, it's also an undeniable truth.
An illusion to cheer up!
The free verse written above is inspired by the lyrics (below) of two different Tamil songs that contradict each other.
காயமே இது பொய்யடா
வெறும் காற்றடைத்த பையடா
Human existence is an illusion. Our body is just an air-filled bag.
காயமே இது மெய்யடா
அதில் கண்ணும் கருத்தும் வையடா
Human existence is real. And so, our body should be taken good care of.
The former is a philosophical verse that prompts one to stay detached from worldly pleasures and possessions, keeping in mind our existence is temporary. While the latter urges one to acknowledge our existence as a human, to focus more on health and care about nurturing the body.