of the most trying season of the year.
that Venice girls trouble first begun.
came to Florida, now wasn't that lucky.
and that is how they built KMI, you see.
to their new school in Venice, they'd all go.
and ever since then, they've come back each year.
moms warn their daughters to watch and be wary,
to "liven up" our dull little town.
vows of "no cadets" go down the drain.
and that shy little wink, and cute slow grin?
and girls too now, I wonder why?
so do the girls, but their out for a man.
a KMI's just a damn nuisance.
but when he gets you alone, good gracious me!
he says "But what's wrong with a kiss."
you finally give up and he says with a smile,
and he says that he will always be true.
you forget all the warnings about KMIs.
but when he doesn't call, oh what will you do?
that you've wised up now, it won't happen again.
He says "I'm sorry honey, but I've been on the beet,
I just never got a chance to call."
"Why that all right dear," you say, oh, so sweetly.
He'll ask you out for next Saturday night.
you promise to be careful and not go far.
You forgot to say, you'll be at the drive in.
So you meet him at some secret rendezvous.
and when you're safely away, he lets out a sigh.
with a heavy old rifle and the blazing hot sun.
but they don't care and slip out with ease.
that 9:30 curfew has got to blow!
he leaves with a quick kiss and a swift "I love you."
Why does he have to go to KMI?
but you go blindly on, and hope for the best.
if Col. Richmond, only knew of their crimes.
like the birthday party at Casperson's beach.
then of all the heart aches, this one's the worst.
It's the time when you have to tell him good buy,
with a brave little smile and a tear in your eye.
till you get his precious letter, at last!
you write back you love him too, and always will.
your young love doesn't last when you're just seventeen.
and right then your world seems to end for you.
you can even smile now when you think of him.
and you look forward to next year's KMIs.
don't think that I'm bitter, it's just that, well,
but I still love each and every KMI.
Margaret from Venice
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