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I'm many a game piece, many a stain,
Oh... I'm actually a word quite full of pain.

I'm many an ocean, I'm a good student's marks!
Oh... I'm actually quite small, and found in gardens and parks.

I'm many a trashcan, I'm many a part.
Oh... I'm actually partial, and unfair at heart.

I'm a super popular drink, I'm a kid's cuddly friend!
Oh... you'll actually only use me after the end.

I feel like I did something wrong with this riddle.
Oh... what should I say now?

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Solved... with some uh, gentle... hints in comments.

I'm many a game piece, many a stain, Oh... I'm actually a word quite full of pain.

Dice, Dyes, Dies

I'm many an ocean, I'm a good student's marks! Oh... I'm actually quite small, and found in gardens and parks.

Seas, AAAs, Bees

I'm many a trashcan, I'm many a part. Oh... I'm actually partial, and unfair at heart.

bins, bits, bias (thanks, Kate Gregory)

I'm a super popular drink, I'm a kid's cuddly friend! Oh... you'll actually only use me after the end.

beer, bear, bier (thanks, Kate Gregory)

So, based on what those clues point to, the last line should be

I feel like I did something wrong with this riddle.
Oh...dear

Additional comment by TheGreatEscaper:

In hindsight, the stanzas should be in a different order. The four words, BEES, BIER, BIAS and DIES are each exactly one letter off from the nonsense string BIES. Taking the letters that are 'wrong', and in order of position in the string, you get DEAR, as intended.

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  • $\begingroup$ On the right track! Keep in mind plurals, though. $\endgroup$ – TheGreatEscaper May 25 '17 at 13:25
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    $\begingroup$ try: bins, bits, bias and beer, bear, bier $\endgroup$ – Kate Gregory May 25 '17 at 13:43
  • $\begingroup$ @KateGregory seems good :) $\endgroup$ – TheGreatEscaper May 25 '17 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, the words you got from the riddle have gotta be important too, yknow... :P (Your first and second answers need an extra S, it's a bit finicky but would hopefully be signposted by the 4 letter answers to the last two) $\endgroup$ – TheGreatEscaper May 25 '17 at 14:08
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    $\begingroup$ I think if you take the four four-letter words for each stanza that are actually the answer and take the right letters from them, you'll get something that can come after Oh ...! $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 25 '17 at 14:24

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