Apparently @El-Guest is good at solving rebus puzzles... oh, we'll see...
Here is another rebus puzzle I drew... but a little different.
Ugh, it is a bad photo. It has some stains on it, and a shadow on the bottom left corner. Well, I can't keep worrying about it once it has already happened, right?
The real answer is not what you might first think. The first person to find the word that is missing from the secret message will get a 50 rep bounty; explanations must also be required (including for the title).
the suffix is in the rebus.
Trails of sound is the key,
With the wails quite especially.
Although lines are important,
If they are emboldened,
None of the open can see.
A cry makes exactly what sound?
There's another word! Can it be found?
The thinnest points where?
How many legs are there?
One eye lies straight from what is round.
To finish, rather ...,
The tallest, you should first locate.
Vertical, though across,
Coming first without loss,
Make a mixture, but not on this plate.
I have made a grammatical change Hint 1, but it does not affect its meaning at all; that is only for the added bonus. Whoever solves that with an explanation will receive a 100 rep bounty; I think that the main part of this puzzle is too hard and might need a 50 rep bounty).
Also, solving the bonus reveals one of the words in the secret message (that of which there are six); though if you are finding it too difficult, then the other hints should suffice.