|Job 15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity:|
for vanity shall be his recompense..
Pit bulls are reflections of their owner's vanity.
Dogmen, who create monsters in the desire
to own and create the best fighting dogs.
Bloodlines which will forever trace to their names
In the pits, seeking legend and vanity
Shedding blood in the name of immortality.
The thugs who seek to intimidate,
using a dog as a symbol of the power of violence.
A weapon for the sadist.
The fragile egos who need to compensate.
Dogs as living cod-pieces.
Totems of mojo and rebellion
Mascots of the anti-social.
The advocate who claims to rehabilitate,
Who re-Christen the fighting dog as an emblem
of second chances, rescue, and redemption,
but in reality redistributes cruelty and mayhem
All in the guise of good intention.
In the arts, vanitas is a type of symbolic work of art especially associated with still
life painting in Flanders and the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries, though also
common in other places and periods. The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly
goods and pursuits. Ecclesiastes from the Bible is often quoted in conjunction
with this term. The Vulgate (Latin translation of the Bible) renders the verse as
Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas.