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I'm sorry to say this, but I've got to come clean.

I miss all my brothers, and will start to get mean.

Some may call me yellow, but I'm really quite green.

I'm rough on the edges, but seldom I'm seen.

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My reason for whining is the job I've been given.

I deal with accidents not easily forgiven.

Back and forth I find myself constantly driven.

But just being held is what makes life worth livin'.

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I find myself to be in quite a jam...

Can someone please just tell me what I am?

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You are

a sponge

I'm sorry to say this, but I've got to come clean.

used for cleaning things or oneself

I miss all my brothers, and will start to get mean.

Unclear but maybe because sponges are capable of asexual reproduction ("mean" between male and female) or some geni of sponges are solitary and carnivorous. It might also be a reference to SpongeBob's temperament ;)

Some may call me yellow, but I'm really quite green.

Scrubbing sponge

I'm rough on the edges, but seldom I'm seen.

Inside pots, under water, covered in soap.

My reason for whining is the job I've been given. I deal with accidents not easily forgiven.

Scrub too hard and damage the pot.

Back and forth I find myself constantly driven.

the scrubbing motion

But just being held is what makes life worth livin'.

only useful when held

I find myself to be in quite a jam...

sponge cake with jam enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ On the right track, but I can't accept an answer without a good explanation. $\endgroup$ – Noelle B Jun 27 '18 at 19:42
  • $\begingroup$ Updated my answer. Hope it is good enough :) $\endgroup$ – Stephane Jun 27 '18 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ Close enough! For the second line, i was referencing that sponges often come in packs, but get separated. Also getting "mean" was a play on the word "abrasive". Interesting take on the jam clue, but I had intended the sponge to be currently cleaning a jam stain. Good work! $\endgroup$ – Noelle B Jun 27 '18 at 23:34
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You are

A stop light, specifically the yellow light.

I'm sorry to say this, but I've got to come clean.

I miss all my brothers, and will start to get mean

References the brothers, who are both the green light and red light. Will start to get mean references how aggressive drivers will drive quickly through a yellow light.

Some may call me yellow, but I'm really quite green.

Yellow lights are actually composed of green, red, and blue. Officially the RGB color for yellow is , (255,255,0), which contains equal parts green and red.

I'm rough on the edges, but seldom I'm seen.

Rough, indicating how rough it is when you have to drive through a yellow light. You're seldom seen because you only last a few seconds, compared to the other two.

Back and forth I find myself constantly driven.

But just being held is what makes life worth livin'

Cars drive through yellow lights constantly. A long yellow light is what every driver hopes for when trying to cross the intersection.

I find myself to be in quite a jam...

A traffic jam!

Can someone please just tell me what I am?

A yellow light.

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  • $\begingroup$ Very clever answer, but not the one I was looking for. $\endgroup$ – Noelle B Jun 27 '18 at 15:42
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Wild guess, are you

Nails, or toe nails?

I'm sorry to say this, but I've got to come clean.

You have to clean and cut your nails.

I miss all my brothers, and will start to get mean.

The toe or finger nails get cut?

Some may call me yellow, but I'm really quite green.

You may have nail fungus or toe jam?

I'm rough on the edges, but seldom I'm seen.

They can be rough.

My reason for whining is the job I've been given.

They walk on everything and touch everything?

I deal with accidents not easily forgiven.

Stubbing your toe.

Back and forth I find myself constantly driven.

Using a nail file.

But just being held is what makes life worth livin'.

On your hand?

I find myself to be in quite a jam...

Toe jam

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    $\begingroup$ Umm, that sure is wild, but not the right answer. $\endgroup$ – Noelle B Jun 27 '18 at 16:44
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I guess, it could be (partial one)

Bitter gourd ( vegetable)

As,

I'm sorry to say this, but I've got to come clean.

When taken in diet, bitter gourd is supposed to work as a cleansing agent for one's stomach

I miss all my brothers, and will start to get mean.

It's brothers are - bottle gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd out of which this one is a kind of odd one - based on its bitter taste

Some may call me yellow, but I'm really quite green.

Bitter gourd can be in these two colours, though mostly it is of green in colour.

I'm rough on the edges, but seldom I'm seen.

Usually has scales/ not a smooth surface, though the smooth ones are rare.

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My reason for whining is the job I've been given.

Not sure on this..

I deal with accidents not easily forgiven.

Could be for curing some major gastric diseases, which can be due to accidental eating.

Back and forth I find myself constantly driven.

About symmetry ( vertical) of this vegetable, perhaps.

But just being held is what makes life worth livin'.

Not sure on this part.

I find myself to be in quite a jam...

Yes, bitter gourd juice/jam are possible and in use!

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not the right answer. $\endgroup$ – Noelle B Jun 27 '18 at 16:56

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