Surprise gift

One sunny January afternoon,
Caught sight of a glowing red ball float by,
Gentle breeze guides the bobbing balloon,
Reflecting the warmth of the day, say “hi!”
Pneumatic globe, bringer of mirth and joy
– Good luck, happy birthday, have a safe trip,
Man and child enjoy this temporary toy,
Random occurrence or sylphs hands to ship?
Held fast by finest, silvery, silken web,
Red string trails artfully, above, behind,
Watching the strength of the spider’s home ebb,
The balloon appears to fight against bind,
Strong wind swirls, tugs and shoves until its free
Manmade gift from nature swept up a tree

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