Cleveland Cavaliers #ALLinCLE – An Ode

basketball-wallpaper-free-download_146952I never watch basketball. Never. Not because I don’t like the Cleveland Cavaliers – I do. I just prefer to listen to the sports report at the end of the evening news and pick up the highlights of the game. So my children are shocked that I am absorbed in every play of every Cavs game in the earlier playoffs and now the Finals.  Stunned that I am on my knees pounding the floor with my fists over a missed shot or a bad ref call.  Yes, folks – I am ALL IN.  We all are at this point. We can’t help it.  And in spite of the stress, we all love it.  At least for now. So, in the spirit of being #ALLinCLE, I present to you an ode to the Cleveland Cavaliers, their fans, and our journey in the Finals:


Summer’s here, the weather’s fine,
Blue skies rule the day;
Glued to TV screens inside-
The Cavs are in the Finals.

Got no sleep, late to work,
Bills not paid on time,
No dinner cooked or laundry done-
The Cavs are in the Finals.

Got no time for other fun,
No golf or cornhole here,
No swimming, hiking, biking
While the Cavs are in the Finals.

Indigestion, palpitations,
Cardiac arrest-
Vocal strain and snack weight gain,
‘Cause the Cavs are in the Finals.

Heads and shoulders, knees and more-
Injuries galore;
No Irving, Love or Mr. V.-
Yet the Cavs are in the Finals.

Delly’s at the table and
The king is in the house;
The scent of victory’s in the air-
The Cavs are in the Finals!



About Deb Ashley

At home, Deb is the wife of Mark and mom of three adult children. She enjoys cooking, taking care of a small but somewhat productive garden, feeding the local community of birds and other assorted critters, and taking naps with her dog Mandy. Her passions include teaching, writing and music. In the community, Deb enjoys working alongside her husband in his role as a pastor. She is involved in teaching and encouraging women from all walks of life through book studies, counseling, and speaking opportunities.
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