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I am shaped like a ring and made out of metal,

I can be a burden,

but then also be very comforting,

My neighbors are the ones with bones and muscle,

You use me for leisure and sometimes for showing off,

And it doesn't matter for me because all I am, is just a piece of metal,

So what am I?

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It looks like the answer is simply

a ring.

Seems a bit weird given the first line, but it's the only thing I can make fit the rest.

I am shaped like a ring and made out of metal,

Well, obviously!

I can be a burden,

Lord of the Rings reference (thanks d'alar'cop for catching this one)

but then also be very comforting,

Could be another LotR reference (the Ring being like a drug, and possessing it gives some kind of comfort) or to marriage.

My neighbors are the ones with bones and muscle,

A ring is snuggled up next to the bones and muscles of fingers.

You use me for leisure and sometimes for showing off,

Leisure could be a reference to the five-ring symbol of the Olympics. Rings are definitely used to show off or display wealth.

And it doesn't matter for me because all I am, is just a piece of metal,

Again, obviously!

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    $\begingroup$ "burdensome" could refer to a painful marriage or to LOTR $\endgroup$
    – d'alar'cop
    Mar 29, 2015 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ God is the master of trolls - I knew it $\endgroup$
    – d'alar'cop
    Mar 29, 2015 at 23:03
  • $\begingroup$ How do you explain "You use me for leisure"? $\endgroup$
    – CyanogenCX
    Mar 29, 2015 at 23:11
  • $\begingroup$ People wear jewellery (including rings) to attend social gatherings (leisure activities). $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2015 at 0:01
  • $\begingroup$ @d'alar'cop No, there's only one master of trolls now! Thanks for the LotR idea - I've edited it in. $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2015 at 0:05

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