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Softpanorama 1991, vol 3, No. 5

Софтпанорама 1991, Vol.3. No.5 (35) ***HUMOR***  Составитель: Н.Н. БЕЗРУКОВ

                                                       Геннадий Григорьев
                                 С А Р А Й

Ах, какие были славные разборки !
Во дворе под Бабий визг и лай,
Будоража наши сонные задворки,
дядя Миша перестраивал сарай.

         Он по лесенке, по лесенке - все выше...
         а в глазах такая вера и порыв!
         С изумленьем обсуждали дядю Мишу
         зазаборные усадьбы и дворы.

- Перестроим ! - он сказал.
И перестроит.
Дядя Миша не бросал на ветер слов.
Слой за слоем отдирал он рубероид -
что-он около семидесяти слоев...

         Сверху вниз летели скобы, шпингалеты...
         (Как бы дядя Миша сам не рухнул вниз!)
         Снизу вверх летели разные советы...
         В общем, цвел махровым цветом плюрализм.

Во дворе у нас на полном на серьезе
дядя Миша перестраивал сарай.
Дядя Боря разойдясь пригнал бульдозер...
Дед Егор ему как рявкнет: 

         "Не замай!
          Дело тонкое...
          К чему такие гонки?
          И не каждому такое по уму!..."

Мы с дружком глушили водку
чуть в сторонке,
с интересом наблюдая
что к чему.

         Вдруг стропила как пошли, просели...
         Неужели план работ не разьяснен?
         Дядя Миша ты позволь...
         Мы эту рухлядь
         в четверть часа топорами разнесем!

Эй ребята ! 
Кто ловчей да с топорами,
Пощекочим монолит?...

         Дядя Миша говорит:
         - Не трож фундамент! -
         Он еще четыре века простоит.

Мы б снесли все до основ, как говорится...
И построили сауну ... сераль ...
На худой конец хотя бы психбольницу...
Дядя Миша перестраивал сарай.

         Мы с дружком сидим по-тихому, бухаем.
         В этом ихнем деле наше дело - край.
         Все равно сарай останется сараем,
         как он там ни перестраивай сарай

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