Past Tense

You were an admirable role
You were a distant goal
You were the desire of my soul
You were

You reached, I reached
You gave when I beseeched
You showed kindness so rich
You did

You became a reason to smile
You became why I ran miles
You became one with me for a while
You became

You became my best friend
You became the model for me to amend
You became my hope until the end
You became

You said together we will stand
You promised you will still hold my hand
You proclaimed our bond as still as a grain of sand
You did

You were once my undoubted acquaintance
You were once the mirror of my deviance
You were once the meaning of my existence
You were.