As I read The Necessity to speak by Sam Hamill I agreed with him on a lot of topics and I liked his essay. It has a lot of emotion and truths in it. I was surprised by some of the facts he included. I had no idea that the most common felony was battery against women and children. The fact that it is happening so often that it goes unreported is so sad. I agree with the statement that he makes about poetry and that it is not just about emotions. He turned his life around and turned a bad situation into a good one and poetry helped him to find a way out of his own "hell".
I got the images from: http://afghanistan.foreignpolicyblogs.com/tag/bagram-prison/