Love, love, love the attitude! Kudos, Benjamin! You are so right! Love it all but absolutely love the last stanza turn-around! Magnificent! I know all the wonderful things you do, and I really hope that you use this poem as often as you can and in as many places as you can!
I particularly love the line:
I sleep with lions
How I would love to do that, if it was, in any way possible!
I am a white African and I adore my country (South Africa) and my continent (Africa) passionately, because of its wonders and despite its horrors.
In the second part of the poem, the first line is repeated, with the word “love” instead of “fear”. The negative descriptives have been changed into positives. Prejudice makes you see the negative because you are afraid of the unknown.: Instead of raging and increasing the fear factor, his tone is humorous.