I'm writing a poem at the minute and a part of a line goes:
"My certitudes not token hold"
"My certitude is more than just some token hold"
What I'm trying to convey here is that I hope my certainty isn't just something that I'm holding onto to that no longer is true with the second meaning being that my certainty may have become some symbolic prison i.e. hold.
My question is does this make sense. I'm not sure about token for the first meaning I mentioned. If it doesn't ,make sense does anyone have any suggestions that will still have a word that rhymes with hold ( slant rhymes are fine)