Write 365: 996 – Derek’s Pain

Born and raised in Baltimore during the 80’s and nine-oh
Living in the City and the County didn’t seem that long ago
Neighborhood has its cast of characters in the ghetto
Summer days were full of fun as we sat outside playing the radio
Wish we could take it back before the responsibilities and bills
We got scammed on the idea of being adults, caught up in the frills
Used to be young once and thought being grown was the promised land
Discovered that life dishes it out like a horrible spades hand
Play it to your advantage and you’ll come out being more smarter
Or be foolish and not allow things to work, setting up for future blunder