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I lost my toe,  
the foot went grey.  
Where I used to know,  
A hole does stay.  

I found my egg,  
in a ditch was where.  
A root now my leg,  
the trench now a pair.  

I swapped my tree.  
And "oops" in the past,  
(Where could I be?)  
became "ouch" in contrast  

Where on earth am I?

Hint:

What I lost sent me from high to something just below
What I found sent me falling even further though
What I swapped sent me going between high and low

Hint 2:

Adding the letter n somewhere on the first line would give you a massive clue.

Final Hint:

It's important that you change your tune or die a critic.

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  • $\begingroup$ Does this riddle have anything to do with ROT13(gerapu sbbg be nzchgngvbaf)? $\endgroup$ – Kyle Williamson Oct 17 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Kyle Williamson unfortunately not! it's a bit of a red herring $\endgroup$ – JonM Oct 18 at 6:30
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Vg'f ernyyl hasbeghangr gung V nz tbaan qvnpevgvp, orpnhfr V pna'g znxr urnqf be gnvyf bhg bs ynathntrf jvgu nppragf. Vs qvnpevgvp vgfrys vf gur fbyhgvba, V'z tbaan nyfb qvr n pevgvp.) $\endgroup$ – Avi Oct 25 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Avi Nice! rot13(Qvnpevgvpf ner na vzcbegnag pbzcbarag gb uryc lbh jvgu gur nafjre! Ohg abg gur nafjre vgfrys!) $\endgroup$ – JonM Oct 25 at 14:59
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    $\begingroup$ Does this have to do with rot13(zhfvp abgrf)? $\endgroup$ – Kyle Williamson Oct 28 at 13:31

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