Hi everyone! Puritanism was submitted as part of aAh Mag’s August and September theme: FREEDOM. Access the link below to read my poem on their website. aAh! is Manchester Metropolitan University’s official student magazine; they’re really good guys, so please support them as much as you can! Creative Submission: ‘Puritanism’ by Thomas Gallimore Barker IfContinue reading “Puritanism”

Morning Sun

Hi everyone, I’m very pleased to announced that a third poem that I’ve written has been published by aAh Magazine! If you want to read the poem, activate the link below: https://aah-magazine.co.uk/2021/creative-submission-morning-sun-by-thomas-gallimore-barker/ What do you think of this poem? Let me know in the comments below, or by liking this poem. Don’t be afraid ofContinue reading “Morning Sun”


From the archives, ‘Tarneeb’ is my first try at writing a Ghazal. Hope you enjoy! In a bāzār sat four Persian Sheiks, nock-knees under the table                              playing Tarneeb—none willing to lose a single pisar. Fearing their wives beating them into agar, the Sheiks eyed the dough on the table, which could buy nine of theContinue reading “Tarneeb”

Meadows Strip

A Fitzgeraldian imagination of Las Vegas merges with the haibun in an exploration of an idealised cityscape. Sunlight through the dark nights illuminates the sand from fields of plazas, a blinding epiphany. I have heard many rumours in my life. Many were downright lies, and many more were over-exaggerations of some truth. It’s always beenContinue reading “Meadows Strip”

Fu’s Gamble

Jiayi Fu, a professional gambler, walks away from a high-stakes game with a great haul of winnings. In the gambling circuit, you win some, and you lose some. Jiayi Fu strode out of the game hall with a skip in his stride, a heavy wallet and a Cheshire-cat grin on his face. Oh boy, heContinue reading “Fu’s Gamble”

Beedle The Bard’s Chronicles Of Tall-Tales: ‘The Frog Prince’ and ‘The Frog Princess’.

Up in the dank loft of his house, a muggle finds a fading chronicle authored by a writer whose name is a mystery to us all. Making it his life’s work to preserve what’s left of the chronicle, the boy decides the internet is the greatest place of all to store this hidden wonder ofContinue reading “Beedle The Bard’s Chronicles Of Tall-Tales: ‘The Frog Prince’ and ‘The Frog Princess’.”

Taking That First Step

July 21st, 1969: Beads of sweat trickle off apprehensive faces, watching a momentous event take flight in front of their very eyes. They are powerless to stop it now. Years of posing hypotheticals, millions of tests and dozens of setbacks have led to this one moment. And all of it could disappear in seconds. EveryoneContinue reading “Taking That First Step”