I am not the person you see.
New ongoing body of work by Jamie Robert House.
Mark Truman, age 58.
From an early age I had major problems in life due to my dear old mother turning to drink when she found out my father was having an affair, growing up with that was horrid, never feeling the love from the two most important people in my life, when I got to the age of 18 I joined the Fire Service to the total disgust of my father who wanted me to join the Royal Marines, I was so proud to become a fireman, when my father first saw me he looked me up and down as I stood in front of him in my new uniform, and all he said was ' Told you to join the Royal Marines ' that finished me, my heart was broken yet again.
Later in life I found a new love, my first wife, we had 6 years together before she was killed in a car crash, a drunk driver hit her head on, she was gone, telling our daughter was a hard thing to do, probably the hardest thing I have had to do, until a few years later when my little girl was attacked and almost killed by a man who has never been caught to this day, then ten years ago my back went all wrong for me, four slipped discs, Sciatica, the pain of the last ten years have made me suicidal so many times I have lost count, but as I know look at myself in the mirror, I think ' at least you cant say you've been beaten yet, the past will never beat me, the knocks in life have taught me well, how to survive the pain of loss, hurt, mental health, physical health, depression and so on, Gloria Gaynor said, ' I will survive' and even with out the help of our so called God, so will I.