Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The High Price You Pay

My sisters, my sister what price are you willing to pay
To see yourself on the magazines or be the topic of conversation for a day!
See you've been given the ultimate gift of being our lovely songbird
So stop believing that you must be naked for your sweet song to be heard.
Sister you don't have to shake your ass, and move your mouth
Or show the world what you possess down south
By wiggling your hips and licking your lips
Just degrading your beauty for those on ego trips!
Because if your intention is to get a man's attention
then you have definitely succeeded cause we've watched your dissention.
As you talk about you're hip-hopping because that's what's hip
You find yourself bed-hopping because it's written in the script.
Now I'm just analyzing, checking out your actions
And saying what you think are additions are basically subtractions
Because all you truly have done is to get someone excited
to jump off on your body, but your mentality is truly misguided.
Now I'm not trying to tell you how to get paid
Hell everybody's got to eat!
But if you choose the path of the slaughter house
Realize you're just another piece of meat
Ladies all I'm really saying is whether you're from the East, West, North, or South
Double check how you carry yourself
And watch the language which flows from your mouth
Cause you don't have to compromise yourself for true men to hear what you
have to say, and losing your beautiful dignity
Is a hell of a high price to have to pay!

©2004 Thomas L. White III


  1. I love this post...Very powerful, very true!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome! Cynthia A. Johnson

  3. Thank you Cynthia I appreciate the feedback always!

  4. Thank you Mr. White for those words. I have expressed them many times to other females, but they think I am "hating" on them. So, it was WONDERFUL to hear a black man explain it as well as you did. God bless you!!

    My cousin turned me on to you. That was a blessing

  5. No problem f7c, some just don't seem to understand, others understand but don't seem to care!