I am trying to teach my high school students how to write a “Roses are Red”-type poem. To cheer them up, and show solidarity, I wrote one in Japanese for them.
くさ は みどり
リンゴ は あかい
あなたたち が あい
Even though I can read all the kanji, I was not able to write them on the board, so hiragana it was. After class I told my JTE that I wasn’t sure if I should use が or を but she said “It’s poetry, it doesn’t matter”. As they were leaving, a few students corrected my grammar, but it no longer rhymed. And yes, I know I kinda just told them all I was in love with them, but poems are hard!